ypsiliform

shaped like an upsilon

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Ypsiliform — Yp*sil i*form, a. [Gr. ? ? the name of the letter ? + form.] (Biol.) Resembling the ? in appearance; said of the germinal spot in the ripe egg at one of the stages of fecundation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ypsiliform — / silˈ/ or ypsiloid /ipˈsil oid/ adjective Shaped like an upsilon • • • Main Entry: ↑ypsilon …   Useful english dictionary

  • ypsiliform — adjective in the shape of an ypsilon …   Wiktionary

  • ypsiliform — SYN: hypsiloid. [G. ypsilon, upsilon, the letter u or y, + L. forma, form] * * * yp·sil·i·form (ip silґĭ form) upsiloid …   Medical dictionary

  • ypsiliform —   a. shaped like Greek upsilon Upsilon.    ♦ ypsiloid, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ypsiloid — ypsiliform / silˈ/ or ypsiloid /ipˈsil oid/ adjective Shaped like an upsilon • • • Main Entry: ↑ypsilon …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypsiloid — Y shaped; U shaped. SYN: upsiloid, ypsiliform. [G. upsilon (ypsilon)] * * * hyp·si·loid (hipґsĭ loid) [Gr. hypsiloeidēs] shaped like a capital Greek letter upsilon (Υ). Cf. hyoid …   Medical 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

  • ypsilon — /ip sīˈlon, sēˈ or ipˈsi / (rare) noun same as ↑upsilon ORIGIN: Ety as for ↑upsilon • • • ypsiliform / silˈ/ or ypsiloid /ipˈsil oid/ adjective Shaped like an upsilon …   Useful english dictionary

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