Definition of Napiform

1. a. Turnip-shaped; large and round in the upper part, and very slender below.



Definition of Napiform

1. Adjective. (botany) Shaped like a turnip; spherical at the top, but with a tapering bottom. ¹

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Definition of Napiform

1. shaped like a turnip [adj]

Medical Definition of Napiform

1. Turnip-shaped; large and round in the upper part, and very slender below. Origin: L. Napus turnip: cf. F. Napiforme. Cf. Navew. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Napiform

naphthylamidases
naphthylamide
naphthylamides
naphthylamine
naphthylamines
naphthylpiperazine
naphthyls
naphthylthiourea
naphthylvinylpyridine
naphthyridine
naphthyridines
naphtol
naphtols
napier
napier's rods
napiform (current term)
naping
napkin
napkin rash
napkin ring
napkined
napkinless
napkinned
napkins
napless
napoleons
napoo
napooed
napooing
napoos

Literary usage of Napiform

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1. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Breast and Mammary Region by Alfred Velpeau (1856)
"napiform OR FIBRO-PLASTIC TUMOURS PROPERLY SO CALLED.—There is a variety of tumour, which I have met with in the breast, but much more frequently elsewhere, ..."

2. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"The principal axial forms are the ramous, fusiform, napiform, and conical. To all these forms the general name tap-root is applied. ..."

3. Lessons in the Structure, Life, and Growth of Plants, for Schools and Academies by Alphonso Wood, Oliver Rivington Willis (1889)
"The principal axial forms are the ramous, fusiform, napiform, and conical. To all these forms the general name tap-root is applied. ..."

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