Definition of telescopiform in English:

telescopiform

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • Of an appendage or part: telescopic; consisting of a series of two or more joints or tubes that retract into one another.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From telescope + -iform.

Pronunciation

telescopiform

/tɛlɪˈskɒpɪfɔːm/