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Crateriform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crateriform (Bot) Having the form of a shallow bowl; -- said of a corolla.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crateriform Having the form of a crater; conically hollowed; formed like a wine-glass without the base, or nearly like an inverted truncate cone with an excavated base. As specifically used in entomology, it differs from calathiform in implying less dilated sides, and from infundibuliform in implying a less deep and regular hollow. In botany it signifies basin-or saucer-shaped.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Crateriform shaped like a crater
    • adjs Crateriform shaped like a crater
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cratera, + -form,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. kratēr, a large bowl for mixing wine, from kerannynai, to mix.

Usage

In literature:

Great crateriform ring of mountains.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Crateriform: like a shallow funnel or deep bowl.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Crateriform; g, saccate; h, infundibuliform; j, napiform; k, fusiform; l, stratiform.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Newton (12) is the deepest of the great crateriform chasms on the moon.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
Stigma broadly 2-lipped or crateriform.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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