Definitions

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

  • adjective Resembling the rungs of a ladder; ladderlike. Used of certain tissues and cells.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Shaped like a ladder; resembling a ladder.
  • In conchology, resembling or related to Scalaria; scalarian.

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

  • adjective Resembling a ladder in form or appearance; having transverse bars or markings like the rounds of a ladder.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to a scalaria.

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

  • adjective Having the form of a ladder

Etymologies

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

[Latin scālāris, of a ladder; see scalare + –form.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin scala ("ladder") + -form

Examples

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  • one step at a time

    February 1, 2007

  • ...the calamitous wrenching sound of clawbars ripping nails from boards, a scalariform scaffold to windward and a few last bookcases carried out...

    - Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

    July 30, 2008