One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Shaped like a mulberry.
Resembling a mouse in form; mouse-like.
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.
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