obpyriform

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ob- +‎ pyriform

Adjective[edit]

obpyriform (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Having a shape that is in outline like that of a pear, with the base at the narrower end.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 5:
      On fertilization, the archegonia form obyriform calyptrae that are distinctly narrowed at base to form a stalk or peduncle; this does not occur in other Hepaticae.

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