baculiform

baculiform
adjective
formed like a bacillus
Syn: ↑bacillar, ↑bacillary, ↑bacilliform, ↑rod-shaped
Similar to: ↑formed
Derivationally related forms: ↑bacillus (for: ↑bacillary)

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\\ˈbakyələˌfȯrm; baˈkyül-, bə-\ adjective
Etymology: Latin baculum + English -iform
: shaped like a rod

baculiform chromosomes

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/beuh kyooh"leuh fawrm', bak"yeuh-/, adj. Biol.
rod-shaped.
[ < L bacul(um) walking stick, staff + -I- + -FORM]

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baculiform /bə-kūˈli-förm or bakˈū-li-/ (biology)
adjective
Rod-shaped
ORIGIN: L baculum a stick, and ↑-form

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