Definition of mitriform in English:

mitriform

adjective

  • 1Botany. Resembling or shaped like a mitre; (specifically of the calyptra of a moss) conical, symmetrical, and having two or more slits.

  • 2Zoology. Resembling a mitre shell.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Kaye Greville (1794–1866), botanist. From scientific Latin mitriformis from classical Latin mitra + -formis.

Pronunciation

mitriform

/ˈmʌɪtrɪfɔːm/