Definition of muriform in English:

muriform

adjective

Botany
  • 1Composed of cells that are arranged in a regular fashion, like bricks in a wall.

  • 2Of a spore of a lichen or fungus: having both longitudinal and transverse septa.

adjective

Biology Medicine
rare
  • Shaped like a mulberry.

adjective

Zoology
  • Resembling a mouse in form; mouse-like.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Lindley (1799–1865), botanist and horticulturist. From classical Latin mūrus wall + -iform<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in John S. Billings (1838–1913). From French mûriforme from mûre mulberry + -iforme<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From classical Latin mūr-, mūs + -iform.

Pronunciation

muriform

/ˈmjʊərɪfɔːm//ˈmjɔːrɪfɔːm/