Pileiform Pi*le"i*form, a. [Pileus + -form.] Having the form of a pileus or cap; pileate. [1913 Webster]

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  • pileiform — shaped like an umbrella Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pileiform — pi·le·i·form …   English syllables

  • pileiform — pīˈlēəˌfȯrm, ˈpīl , ˈpil adjective Etymology: New Latin, pileiformis, from pileus + iformis iform : having the form of a pileus …   Useful english 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

  • pileus —   n. (pl. ei ) cap or umbrella like top of mushroom.    ♦ pileate(d), a. having pileus; with crest on pileum.    ♦ pileiform, a. shaped like pileus.    ♦ pileolus, n. (pl. li ) small pileus.    ♦ pileum, n. top of bird s head …   Dictionary of difficult words

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