balanid

adjective
bal·​a·​nid | \ ˈbalənə̇d \

Definition of balanid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the genus Balanus

balanid

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of balanid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a barnacle of the genus Balanus

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First Known Use of balanid

Adjective

1900, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for balanid

Adjective

New Latin Balanidae

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The first known use of balanid was in 1836

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“Balanid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balanid. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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