Definition of Difform

1. a. Irregular in form; -- opposed to uniform; anomalous; hence, unlike; dissimilar; as, to difform corolla, the parts of which do not correspond in size or proportion; difform leaves.



Definition of Difform

1. Adjective. irregular in form; not uniform; anomalous or dissimilar ¹

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Definition of Difform

1. unlike [adj] - See also: unlike

Medical Definition of Difform

1. Irregular in form; opposed to uniform; anomalous; hence, unlike; dissimilar; as, to difform corolla, the parts of which do not correspond in size or proportion; difform leaves. "The unequal refractions of difform rays." (Sir I. Newton) Origin: Cf. F. Difforme, fr. L. Dif- = dis- + forma form. Cf. Deform. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Difform

diffidences
diffidencies
diffidency
diffident
diffidently
diffidentness
diffine
diffing
diffission
difflation
difflations
diffluence
diffluences
diffluent
difflugia
difform (current term)
difformities
difformity
diffract
diffracted
diffracting
diffraction
diffraction grating
diffraction pattern
diffraction patterns
diffractions
diffractive
diffractively
diffractogram
diffractograms

Literary usage of Difform

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1. Bulletin ... of the Geological and Natural History Survey by Chicago Academy of Sciences (1896)
"... apothecia medium size, globular and difform, often crowded together; ... apothecia very small, hemispherical and difform, globular or confluent; ..."

2. A Synopsis of the North American Lichens by Edward Tuckerman (1882)
"... oftener branched, or very rarely rounded-difform, for the most part innate; ... Apothecia rounded-difform, or oblong, ..."

3. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1905)
"... (i«,apart,/on»o, shape), of unusual formation or shape ; difform'itas ( Lat. ), an abnormality. diffract' ..."

4. The Library of Original Sources: Ideas that Have Influenced Civilization, in edited by Oliver Joseph Thatcher (1915)
"And for the same reason, transmutations made by the convening of divers colours are not real; for when the difform rays are again severed, they will exhibit ..."

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