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Resembling a string of beads, as the roots of certain plants or the antennae of certain insects.

[Latin monīle, necklace + -form.]

mo·nil′i·form′ly adv.


(Biology) biology shaped like a string of beads: moniliform fungi.
[C19: from New Latin monīliformis, from Latin monīle necklace + forma shape]


(moʊˈnɪl əˌfɔrm)

characterized by a series of swellings that resemble a string of beads, as certain plant stems or insect antennae.
[1795–1805; < Latin monīli- (comb. form of monīle necklace) + -form]
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53 the eye length; postocular lobe narrow; antennomeres 1, 3-4 filiform, 2 moniliform, 5-10 eccentric, 11 pointed apically; antennomeres 3-4 shorter than 2, 5-6 and 11 about as long as wide, 7-10 wider than long; antennae reaching humerus.
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antennata Savigny, 1822, the antennae are more markedly moniliform, the prostomium is more prominent and the peristomium does not cover the eyes.