napiform


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na·pi·form

 (nā′pə-fôrm′)
adj.
Round at the top and tapering below; turnip-shaped: napiform roots.

[Latin nāpus, turnip + -form.]

napiform

(ˈneɪpɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Botany) botany shaped like a turnip
[C19: from Latin nāpus turnip]

na•pi•form

(ˈneɪ pəˌfɔrm)

adj.
turnip-shaped, as a root.
[1840–50; < Latin nāp(us) a kind of turnip + -i- + -form]
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