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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.
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(Biology) biology shaped like a string of beads: moniliform fungi.
[C19: from New Latin monīliformis, from Latin monīle necklace + forma shape]
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(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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Cutaneous examination revealed bilateral beaded eyelids giving moniliform blepharosis appearance.
Cystidia 65.0-79.0 x 6.2-10.0 [micro]m, clavate, constricted to moniliform towards the apex, thin- to somewhat thick-walled, with basal clamp.
It is typically characterized by hoarseness from early infancy, together with various cutaneous manifestations such as waxy papules, acneiform scarring, and eyelid beading (moniliform blepharosis) (1, 2).
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blue to purple (occasionally white) pentagonal corollas and moniliform
Head short and wide with fine and coarse punctation; frontal carina present with flattened area at apex; transversal sulcus absent; width of frons 0.83 times the width of eye; ocular sinus 0.53 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.
The lesions appear as a small flesh coloured papules along the margin of upper and lower eyelid12 also known as moniliform blepharosis'.12.
The DSE fungal colonization was characterized by regularly septate, melanized or hyaline hyphae with microsclerotia or moniliform cells.