American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling a string of beads, as the roots of certain plants or the antennae of certain insects.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a string of beads: applied in zoölogy and botany to organs, vessels, stems, roots, pods, etc., which have a series of beady swellings alternating with constrictions. Also monilioid.
- adj. Having a form resembling a string of beads, where the component parts or segments are more or less uniform in size and are spherical or rounded in shape.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Biol.) Joined or constricted, at regular intervals, so as to resemble a string of beads. See
Illust. of antenna.
- Latin monilia ("jewels") + -form (Wiktionary)
- Latin monīle, necklace + -form. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It was white and very short, and apparently consisted entirely of spores arranged in a moniliform manner, like the fertile filaments of a stemless _Penicillium_.”
“The very common bushy plant with thorns and ligulate leaves which commences to appear about Hazaribagh and continues in abundance throughout the sandy north-west, is, judging from its fruit, which is a moniliform legume -- a Papilionacea; the fruit are borne by the short spine-terminated branches: the stalk of the pod is surrounded for the most part by a cupuliform membranous calyx.”
“The nucleus is moniliform and extends the full length of the left side; a number of micronuclei are distributed along its course (Maupas).”
“They varied in length from a point to one-tenth of an inch; and when highly magnified, were found beautifully moniliform.”
“-- N.S. -- (Fig. 125.) Shell small, thick and robust, rugose; whirls about six, and ornamented with moniliform ribs.”
“-- (Fig. 159.) Shell subulate, sinistral, thick, costate, sutures small; whirls, ten, flat; ribs three, moniliform; columella smooth; canal short and deep.”
“Antennae can be clavate, moniliform, filiform, pectinate, geniculate, or serrate. legs that end in two to five small segments which are called tarsi, and are somehwhat like feet.”
“Oogonia in moniliform series, early falling apart, not all pitted 8. monUifera.”
“Its oogonia are foimed in somewhat more definite moniliform chains, all of whose members appear to have the same fate.”
“Body black, punctured; antennae piceous; first joint obconic, not longer than the second and third together, which are equal; 4-10 joints moniliform; last joint ovate acute; palpi pale piceous; terminal joint minute, that of the labial longer; thorax oblong-quadrate; angles rounded; glabrous line none; elytra black piceous, punctures not Vol.IV. — 5 454”
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