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Definition of "pyriform" [pyr•i•form]

  • Shaped like a pear. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pyriform" in a sentence
  • "The singular "pyriform appendage" of the heart lies in the left process of the ligament, its anterior edge nearly following the arcuated contour of that process."
  • "This temperament is distinguished by a relatively large head and small body, pyriform face, high, wide forehead, and usually sharp features."
  • "A large English variety, somewhat irregular in form, but usually more or less compressed, and sometimes pyriform; the upper portion of the root being produced four or five inches above ground."