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pyr·i·form

 (pĭr′ə-fôrm′)
adj.
Shaped like a pear.

[Medieval Latin pyrum, pear (alteration of Latin pirum; see pear) + -form.]
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pyriform

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piriform

adj
(Anatomy) (esp of organs of the body) pear-shaped
[C18: from New Latin pyriformis, from pyri-, erroneously from Latin pirum pear + -formis -form]
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pyr•i•form

(ˈpɪr əˌfɔrm)

adj.
pear-shaped.
[1695–1705; < New Latin pyriformis=pyri- (for piri-; Latin pir(um) pear + -i- -i-) + -formis -form]
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Translations
päärynänmuotoinenpiriforme
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Eggs (N = 53) were examined microscopically; they were roundish or oval, an average of 45.31 [micro]m diameter (range 37.93-50.00 [micro]m), and clearly showed typical pyriform apparatus, with visible hooklets (Figure).