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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or having an allantois.
  • adj. Shaped like a sausage.
  • n. See allantois.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sausage-shaped. Often used to describe spores that are long with rounded ends.
  • n. An allantois.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the allantois.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the allantois: as, the allantoid membrane.
  • n. Same as allantois.
  • n. In botany, sausage-shaped: applied especially to the spores of certain pyrenomycetous fungi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a sausage

Etymologies

New Latin allantoīdes; see allantois.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek ἀλλαντοειδής (allantoeides, "sausage-shaped"), from ἀλλάς (allâs, "sausage"). (Wiktionary)

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