Patelliform meaning

pə-tĕlə-fôrm
Shaped like a shallow pan or dish.

The patelliform shell of the limpet.

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Having the form of a flattened cone.
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Having the shape of a limpet shell.
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Shaped like a shallow pan or dish.

The patelliform shell of the limpet.

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Having the shape of a patella.
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Resembling a limpet of the genus Patella.
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Origin of patelliform

  • Latin patella small plate, pan patella –form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin patella (“shallow dish") + -form

    From Wiktionary