Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, resembling the arrangement of the bricks in the walls of a house: applied to the cellular tissue constituting the medullary rays in plants, the epidermis of the leaves of grasses, etc.
- Mouse-like or murine in form; myomorphic.
- In mycology, same as dictyoid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Resembling courses of bricks or stones in squareness and regular arrangement.
- Latin murus a wall + -form. (Wiktionary)
“The rhizome is covered by an epidermis, composed of muriform cells of a bright yellow color, after having been treated with liquor potassæ to clear up the tissues.”
“Spores 2-celled _Buellia_, p. Spores 4-celled and becoming muriform _Rhizocarpon_, p. Biatorella De Not.”
“There is great diversity with respect to spore development, the whole range of spore structure, from minute, simple, hyaline spores to those which are large, brown, and muriform being found within the family”
“Spores of _Rhizocarpon alboatrum_ to illustrate the several-celled to many-celled and muriform, hyaline to brown type.”
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