adj. [L. bursa, purse; forma, shape]
Formed like a purse.

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  • Bursiform — Bur si*form, a. [LL. bursa purse + form.] Shaped like a purse. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bursiform — [bʉr′sə fôrm΄] adj. [< ML bursa (see PURSE) + FORM] Anat. Zool. shaped like a bursa, or sac; pouchlike …   English World dictionary

  • bursiform — /berr seuh fawrm /, adj. Anat., Zool. pouch shaped; saccate. [1830 40; < NL bursiformis. See BURSA, I , FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • bursiform — adjective /ˈbəːsɪfɔːm,ˈbɝsɪfɔɹm/ Shaped like a purse or bag. See Also: bursa …   Wiktionary

  • bursiform — shaped like a pouch or purse Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • bursiform — bur·si·form …   English syllables

  • bursiform — /ˈbɜsəfɔm/ (say bersuhfawm) adjective pouch shaped; saccate. {Medieval Latin bursa bag, purse + i 1 + form} …  

  • bursiform — adjective shaped like a pouch • Syn: ↑pouch shaped, ↑pouchlike, ↑saclike • Similar to: ↑concave …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bursiculate — Bur*sic u*late, a. [See {Burse}.] (Bot.) Bursiform. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

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