Definition of penicilliform in English:

penicilliform

adjective

Anatomy Botany Zoology
  • Resembling a paintbrush; of the form or nature of a penicillus.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Hooper (1773–1835), physician and medical writer. From post-classical Latin and scientific Latin penicilliformis from classical Latin pēnicillus + -formis.

Pronunciation

penicilliform

/ˌpɛnɪˈsɪlɪfɔːm/