reniform


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reniform

[′rēn·ə‚fȯrm]
(science and technology)
Bean- or kidney-shaped, as describing the structure of a crystal in which rounded masses occur at the ends of radiating crystals, or certain structures in animals and plants.
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The new line is susceptible to the reniform nematode and is not intended as a commercial cultivar.
Macropterous form: Thorax: Pronotum wider than long, with hispid tubercles, subquadrate, flattened, not declivous; frontal angles rounded, not projecting; humeral angles obtuse, not exposed; collar indistinctly depressed, not separated by a distinct incised line; middle third of pronotal disk with a broad longitudinal sulcus; anterolateral margins obliquely straight, roughly granulate; posterior margin concavely arcuate before base of scutellum; prosternum depressed; meso and metasternum sulcate; anterior lobe of metathoracic peritreme weakly reniform, posterior lobe subacute, raised; evaporative area short; posterior margin of metapleura with outer third obtusely rounded, and slightly raised.
5 mm long, 2 mm wide; lateral sepals ovate, rounded, margins undulate, 7-8 mm long, 5 mm wide, clawed, claw 4 mm long, 2 mm wide; petals obovate, margins revolute and undulate, 9-11 mm long, 6-7 mm wide, shortly clawed, claw 4-5 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; labellum 11-12 mm long, 3-lobed, pandurate, forming an 135[degrees] angle to the column; lateral lobes subtriangular to oblong, margins rounded, 7-8 mm long across when spread; central lobe transversely reniform and shallowly emarginated at the apex, 4.
tenebricosus (Figures 2) are elliptical or reniform, thin and with a strong ventral deflexion in most of the specimens.
Plain X-ray of abdomen showed a reniform shaped air collection in right renal fossa which was confirmed with CT Abdomen in our patient (Fig 2).
Ventral spermatheca: short and thin duct with a reniform apical diverticulum bearing a secondary elongated diverticulum.
The seed capsules are typically the size of a walnut and are covered in thorns (hence the name "thorny nut"); it contains numerous black and reniform seeds, about 3 mm in length (Figure 1B).
Some earthy black masses of manganese oxide ore mined about 175 years ago at Ilfeld showed hardened, reniform surfaces (Jasche, 1838) typical of cyptomelane.
Leaves imparipinnate, shiny; young leaves pinkish red, mature leaves glossy, deep green; Flowers fragrant, white to pinkish, 1-seeded; seed thick, reniform [1].
ANALYSIS OF THE RENIFORM NEMATODE GENOME USING MASSIVELY PARALLEL 454 MICRO-BEAD SEQUENCING.
Stigmata: reniform elongate, with a distinctly sclerotized lid hinged distally, which opens inward to the book lung cavity (Figs.