allantoid
1. Sausage-shaped. 2. Relating to, or resembling, the allantois. [allanto- + G. eidos, appearance]

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al·lan·toid ə-'lan-.tȯid, -tə-wəd adj of or relating to the allantois
allantoid n ALLANTOIS

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al·lan·toid (ə-lanґtoid) [allanto- + Gr. -oid] 1. resembling the allantois. 2. sausage-shaped.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Allantoid — Al*lan toid, Allantoidal Al lan*toid al, a. [Gr. ? shaped like a sausage; ? sausage + e i^dos form.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the allantois. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allantoid — [ə lan′toid΄] adj. [Gr allantoeidēs: see ALLANTOIS] of or like the allantois; sausage shaped …   English World dictionary

  • Allantoid — Allantois Al*lan to*is, Allantoid Al*lan toid, ] n.. (Anat.) A membranous appendage of the embryos of mammals, birds, and reptiles, in mammals serving to connect the fetus with the parent; the urinary vesicle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allantoid — /euh lan toyd/, adj. 1. Also, allantoidal /al euhn toyd l/. allantoic. n. 2. the allantois. [1625 35; < Gk allantoeidés, equiv. to allant (s. of allâs sausage) + oeidés OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • allantoid — adjective Sausage shaped. Often used to describe spores that are long with rounded ends …   Wiktionary

  • allantoid — shaped like a sausage Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • allantoid — adj. pertaining to a sac like extraembryonic membrane which develops in certain animals (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allantoid — al·lan·toid …   English syllables

  • allantoid — al•lan•toid [[t]əˈlæn tɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) dvl zool. Also, al•lan•toi•dal [[t]ˌæl ənˈtɔɪd l[/t]] of or pertaining to the allantois 2) dvl zool. the allantois • Etymology: 1625–35; < Gk allantoeidḗs=allant , s. of allâs sausage + oeidḗs oid …   From formal English to slang

  • allantoid — /əˈlæntɔɪd/ (say uh lantoyd) adjective 1. Zoology → allantoic. 2. Botany sausage shaped. –noun 3. → allantois. –allantoidal /ælənˈtɔɪdl/ (say aluhn toydl) …   Australian English dictionary

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