Definition of fungiform in English:


Syllabification: fun·gi·form
Pronunciation: /ˈfənjəˌfôrm, ˈfəNGgəˌ-


  • Having the shape of or resembling a fungus or mushroom.
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    • Lamellae within the inner exocuticle are tangential to the cuticular surface but become undulose beneath each fungiform structure, creating a surface of small, equally-spaced domes in dorsal view.
    • In species characterized by larger adults, but which also possess fungiform structures and a pebbled surface, there is often an additional morphological feature that would serve to anchor the animal.
    • In crosssection, the caps are the upper, thickened portion of fungiform structures arising from convolution of exocuticle.

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