Definition of Piliform

1. a. Resembling hairs or down.



Definition of Piliform

1. Adjective. Resembling hair ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piliform

1. resembling a hair [adj] - See also: hair

Medical Definition of Piliform

1. Resembling hairs or down. Origin: L. Pilus hair. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piliform

pilgrimaging
pilgrimize
pilgrimized
pilgrimizes
pilgrimizing
pilgrims
pili
pili annulati
pilicide
pilicides
pilidia
pilidium
pilifera
piliferous
piliferous cyst
piliform (current term)
piligerous
pilimiction
piling
piling unmerchantable material
pilings
pilis
pill
pill-rolling
pill-rolling tremor
pill-willet
pill bottle
pill bug
pill bugs

Literary usage of Piliform

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1. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1916)
"Ventro-cephalic margin of cephalic femora with a row of piliform spines, with two heavy distal spines. Tegmina with discoidal sectors oblique. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1907)
"Head densely punctate and closely set with pale yellow piliform scales, front scarcely at all concave, occiput carinate. Prothorax scarcely one-third wider ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1905)
"41, line 5 from bottom, should read piliform instead of filiform. " 51, line 17 from bottom, should read ducat instead of dorsal. " 54, line 17 from bottom, ..."

4. Species Filicum: Being Descriptions of the Known Ferns, Particularly of Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1858)
"Presi says nothing about (he affinities of this with black seta?. Stipes 3 inches high filiform terete blackish-brown ; villous with piliform articulated ..."

5. The Economy of the Animal Kingdom, Considered Anatomically, Physically, and by Emanuel Swedenborg (1918)
"I compare the small vessels of the medullary substance to the net, and its irregular globules to the piliform or globular body. ..."

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