piliform


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pil·i·form

 (pĭl′ə-fôrm′)
adj.
Having the form of a hair.

[Latin pilus, hair + -form.]

piliform

(ˈpɪlɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Botany) botany resembling a long hair

pil•i•form

(ˈpɪl əˌfɔrm)

adj.
having the form of a hair; resembling hair.
[1820–30; < New Latin piliformis. See pilus, -i-, -form]
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3], meaning 5 proximal stout spines succeeded by a row of piliform spinules of uniform length, terminating in 3 large spines increasing in size distally; pulvilli present only on 4th tarsomere, tarsal claws symmetrical and unspecialized, simple and arolia present; foretarsus with the first tarsomere and other 4 tarsomeres about same length, but the first tarsomeres of middle and hind tarsi both distinctly longer than other 4 tarsomeres.