infundibuliform

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin infundere (pour in, on, or out), and the Latin forma (shape, likeness).

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infundibuliform (comparative more infundibuliform, superlative most infundibuliform)

  1. having the shape of a funnel
    • 1961, Joseph Heller, Catch-22, Vintage (2004), chapter 2, page 18:
      ... had it not been for that patriotic Texan with his infundibuliform jowls and his lumpy, rumpleheaded, indestructible smile cracked forever across the front of his face like the brim of a black ten-gallon hat.
    • 1784, William Marsden, The history of Sumatra, page 88:
      This is a monopetalous, infundibuliform, white flower, of the tuberofe kind.

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References[edit]

  • Angus Stevenson (editor), Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 6th Edition (Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 9780199206872)