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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Longitudinal sections of the drupes show that the long axes of the locules as viewed in sagittal section are reniform (Fig.
Caption: Figure 3: Typical spectral lines of five mineral samples: tektite, biotite, albite, reniform hematite, and anhydrite.
1) "8" shape, 2) "S" shape, 3) ring, 4) triangular, 5) quadrilateral, 6) biconvex, 7) reniform, 8) oval, 9) condyle in two parts, 10) irregular.
Basidia cylindrical, hyaline, tri - septate, spores are hyaline, reniform to allantoid, size was 15 x 4-5 im.
For being reniform and having a thin integument, the bean seed is very susceptible to mechanical damages.
The dermal infiltratewas composed of ovoid cells with moderate amounts of eosinophilic cytoplasm and an in-dented reniform nucleus with an admixed in-flammatory infiltrate of neutrophils, eosino-phils and mast cells is noted (Figure 2).
Intramammary lymph nodes were best visualized and characterized on DBT, thanks to their typical reniform (kidney bean) shape, fatty hilum and well-defined margins.
The tumour may cause overall expansion of the kidney, while maintaining the reniform contour.
In liquid sporulation medium, hyphal segments develop 1-2 discharge tubes that produce terminal vesicles containing reniform zoospores 9-10 [micro]m wide x 10-12 pm long (Figure 5, panel G).
There is a planispiral involute mode of growth in the earlier stages, becoming peneropliform to reniform or cyclic in the adult stages.
A pathological evaluation of the specimen revealed a Reniform solid mass brownish black discolored surface which was smooth and free of adhesion it weighed 2kg and measured 25x15cm.
Leaves are incubus, bilobed to the base, with a large dorsal lobe, irregularly reniform, concave, arching over the stem, 0.80-0.85 x 0.75(-0.78) mm, with the apex obtuse, mucronate and margin entire, recurved; the ventral lobe is smaller, helmet-shaped, 0.24 x 0.10 mm, and with a small uniseriate stylus between lobe and stem, 3-4 celled, without foliose appendage.