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Resembling a string of beads.
- ‘Faint brown septate hyphae and moniliform fungal elements were found in the granuloma.’
- ‘Chambers are in a moniliform arrangement, without a spongocoel wall (endowall).’
- ‘In each case, pseudopollen is formed by the fragmentation of uniseriate, moniliform hairs into individual component cells or short chains of cells rich in protein.’
- ‘Clusters range from limited moniliform series of beadlike chambers to irregularly intergrown or adnate chambers with long exaulos tubes.’
- ‘Finally, all representatives of section Polystachya examined were found to possess multicellular, uniseriate, moniliform trichomes that fragment to form unicellular units.’
Early 19th century: from French moniliforme or modern Latin moniliformis, from Latin monile necklace + -iform.
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