cordiform


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cor·di·form

 (kôr′də-fôrm′)
adj.
Heart-shaped.

[Latin cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots + -form.]

cordiform

(ˈkɔːdɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Biology) heart-shaped
[C19: from Latin cor heart]

cor•di•form

(ˈkɔr dəˌfɔrm)

adj.
heart-shaped.
[1820–30; < Latin cord-, s. of cor heart + -i- + -form]
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Adj.1.cordiform - (of a leaf) shaped like a heart
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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