shaped somewhat like a string of beads; specif., consisting of, or having, a series of alternate swellings and constrictions: said of some plant stems and some insect antennae
Origin of moniliform; from Classical Latin monile (gen. monilis), necklace ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mono-, neck (from source mane) + -form
Resembling a string of beads, as the roots of certain plants or the antennae of certain insects.
Origin of moniliformLatin mon&imacron;le, necklace + –form.
- Having a form resembling a string of beads, where the component parts or segments are more or less uniform in size and are spherical or rounded in shape.
Latin monilia (“jewels") + -form