Word of the Day – Funiliform

By December 4, 2017Word of the Day

Funiliform (adj) (rare)

few-nil-i-form

Resembling a rope or cord.

scientific Latin funiliformis (1815 or earlier), from post-classical Latin form *funīlis , adjective.

Example sentences

“It’s been observed that the succulent plants have funiliform roots.”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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