crateriform


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crateriform

(krəˈtɛrɪˌfɔːm; ˈkreɪtərɪˌfɔːm)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) shaped like a crater
2. (Botany) botany (of a corolla) shaped like a bowl
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Mauritius, beautiful appearance of -- Great crateriform ring of Mountains -- Hindoos -- St.
There appears to me to be insuperable objections to this view: on the other hand, I can hardly believe, in this and in some other cases, that these marginal crateriform mountains are merely the basal remnants of immense volcanos, of which the summits either have been blown off, or swallowed up in subterranean abysses.
The second, less common type of lesion is distinctly KA-like, consisting of a crateriform keratinous center with an exuberant squamous epithelial proliferation.
This was the first time such a phenomenon has been caught by ground-based imaging, although the feature's crateriform nature was, of course, not evident.
Anthela of spikelets (or anthelodium): crateriform indeterminate inflorescence, with the terminal spikelet and the short and distal branches hidden among the long and proximal ones, which overtop them.
Large circular pits, often crateriform in shape, may be found along the surfaces of internodal metaxylem tracheary elements that face carinal canals (Fig.
Leaves 12 to 14 in number, suberect-recurved, forming a broadly crateriform rosette; sheaths broadly elliptic, 19-25 x 17-20 cm, subdensely pale-brown lepidote on both sides, greenish or sometimes reddish near the apex; blades linear, not narrowed toward the base, 30-44 x 11-14 cm, glabrescent abaxially, inconspicuously and sparsely white lepidote adaxially, rose-red throughout, more so adaxially or green toward the base and reddish near the apex, bearing dark green, sparsely arranged irregular spots, apex broadly acute to rounded and apiculate, apiculous ca.
ANECDOTARIAN CONGENITAL CRATERIFORM COUNTERROLMENT DAUNTINGLY HYDROPHTHALMY BIPALMATE KALMASHBASHEVO VEX (Russia)
of a depression on the border to a larger crateriform depression on the S.