Shapes and Forms.


First published in November 2012

Word Definition
aciformNeedle-shaped.
aduncHooked.
ansateHaving a handle or hand-like shape.
biaxalHaving two axes.
clypeateShaped like a buckler, a round shield.
cordateHeart-shaped.
cunealWedge-shaped.
curnyGranular.
dentoidShaped like a tooth.
falcateResembling a sickle.
fasciateExhibiting a flattened ribbon-like structure.
forkyForked.
furcalForked.
gladiateShaped like a sword.
gyroseHaving a folded surface; marked with wavy lines.
hamoseHooked.
hastateSpear-shaped.
hubblyHaving an uneven surface.
incudalShaped like an incus or anvil.
jymold(Shakesp.) jointed, hinged.
knubbyFull of or covered with knubs or small protuberances.
lambdoidShaped like the letter Greek lambda.
laminarIn layers or thin plates.
lathlikeLike a lath, long and slender.
lentoidShaped like a lens or lentil, biconvex; (noun) something lens-shaped.
lobularShaped like a lobe.
lorateHaving the form of a thong or strap.
lunateCrescent-shaped (noun) a crescent-shaped bone of the wrist
lyrateLyre-shaped.
maniformHaving the shape of a hand.