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English Dictionary: columnar by the DICT Development Group
2 results for columnar
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. having the form of a column; "trees with columniform trunks"; "columnar forms"; "a columnlike tree trunk"
    Synonym(s): columniform, columnar, columnlike
  2. characterized by columns; "columnar construction"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Columnar \Co*lum"*nar\, a. [L. columnaris, fr. columna.]
      Formed in columns; having the form of a column or columns;
      like the shaft of a column.
      {Columnar epithelium} (Anat.), epithelium in which the cells
            are prismatic in form, and set upright on the surface they
      {Columnar structure} (Geol.), a structure consisting of more
            or less regular columns, usually six-sided, but sometimes
            with eight or more sides. The columns are often fractured
            transversely, with a cup joint, showing a concave surface
            above. This structure is characteristic of certain igneous
            rocks, as basalt, and is due to contraction in cooling.
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