forcipiform

shaped like forceps

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • forcipiform — adj. [L. forceps, pincers; forma, shape] Forcepsshaped …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • forcipiform — for·cip·i·form …   English syllables

  • forcipiform — (ˈ)fȯ(r)|sipəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: Latin forcip , forceps + English iform : shaped like a forceps; usually : having or being forcipulate pedicellariae with two valves that cross when closed compare forficiform …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • forcipulate — (ˈ)fȯ(r)|sipyəˌlāt adjective Etymology: New Latin forcipula + English ate : like a small forceps; usually : being or having stalked pedicellariae made up of a basal ossicle with two articulated blades see forcipiform, forficiform; …   Useful english dictionary

  • forficiform — fȯrˈfisəˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: Latin forfic , forfex + English iform : shaped like a scissors; usually : having or being forcipulate pedicellariae with two valves that do not cross when closed compare forcipiform …   Useful english dictionary

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