beloid

adjective

be·​loid
ˈbē-ˌlȯid
1
: having a shape like that of an arrow
2
of a skull or head : having a contour broad in the occipital and narrow in the frontal regions when viewed from above

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin belloides, from Greek bélos "missile, dart, arrow" (from bel-, full-grade base of the verb bállein "to throw or strike by throwing," going back to Indo-European *gʷlh3-) + New Latin -oides -oid entry 2

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“Beloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beloid. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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