Definition of rodlike in US English:

rodlike

adjective

  • See rod

    • ‘Mercerized cotton is treated to permanently straighten the cotton fibers which then becomes a smooth, rod-like fiber that is uniform in appearance with a high luster.’
    • ‘The notochord is a stiff, rod-like structure that forms along the dorsal midline and eventually becomes incorporated into the vertebrae.’
    • ‘A shock jolted through his body as a lab assistant hit him with a rod-like electric device that delivered a dilapidating charge.’
    • ‘The former can be considered as a two-dimensional superlattice structure, which contains between 10 and 30 rod-like aggregates.’
    • ‘A rod-like device, sometimes made of expandable metal mesh, is used to prop open a narrowed artery, typically as part of an angioplasty procedure.’

Pronunciation

rodlike

/-ˌlīk/