cancriform

shaped like a crab

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Cancriform — Can cri*form, a. [Cancer + form; cf. F. cancriforme.] 1. Having the form of, or resembling, a crab; crab shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. Like a cancer; cancerous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cancriform — /kangˈkri förm/ adjective 1. Crab shaped 2. Like cancer ORIGIN: ↑cancer and ↑ form …   Useful english dictionary

  • cancriform — adjective a) Having the form of a crab b) Resembling cancer …   Wiktionary

  • cancriform — Resembling cancer. SYN: cancroid (1). * * * can·cri·form (kangґkrĭ form) cancroid …   Medical dictionary

  • cancriform —   a. crab shaped; Medicine, cancer like.    ♦ cancrivorous, a. feeding on crabs.    ♦ cancrizans, a. moving crab wise or backwards; Music, having theme repeated backwards.    ♦ cancroid, a. crab like; cancer like …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cancroid — 1. SYN: cancriform. 2. Obsolete term for a malignant neoplasm that manifests a lesser degree of malignancy than that frequently observed with carcinoma or sarcoma. [cancer + G. eidos, resemblance] * * * can·croid kaŋ .krȯid …   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

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