Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or having an allantois.
  • adjective Shaped like a sausage.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the allantois.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective mycology Sausage-shaped. Often used to describe spores that are long with rounded ends.
  • noun An allantois.

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

  • adjective shaped like a sausage

Etymologies

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

[New Latin allantoīdes; see allantois.]

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Ancient Greek ἀλλαντοειδής (allantoeides, "sausage-shaped"), from ἀλλάς (allâs, "sausage").

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