Definition of Bursiform

1. Adjective. Shaped like a pouch.

Exact synonyms: Pouch-shaped, Pouchlike, Saclike
Similar to: Concave



Definition of Bursiform

1. a. Shaped like a purse.

Definition of Bursiform

1. Adjective. Shaped like a purse or bag. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bursiform

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bursiform

bursar
bursarial
bursaries
bursars
bursarship
bursarships
bursary
bursas
bursate
burse
bursectomy
burseed
burseeds
burses
bursiculate
bursiform (current term)
bursitides
bursitis
bursitises
bursolith
bursopathies
bursopathy
bursotomy
burst
burst forming unit
burst forth
burst in
burst in on
burst number
burst out

Literary usage of Bursiform

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1. First- Second Annual Report Upon the Natural History and Geology of the by Ezekiel Holmes, Charles Henry Hitchcock (1862)
"The branchiae are bursiform and fixed, receiving the streams of water directly from the throat or oesophagus, through short tubes communicating with each ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... in the Crinoidea is cup-shaped or bursiform, and its base always in the young state and usually in the adult is attached by the apical pole either ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"The CRINOIDEA have a distinct bursiform body formed of a calyx, composed of a definite number of plates, provided with five solid rays, ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"... and then expands into a subglobose or bursiform sphere oblate at the pyloric axis; in the interior it is furnished with muscular raised fillets, ..."

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