: having a shape like that of an arrow
of a skull or head : having a contour broad in the occipital and narrow in the frontal regions when viewed from above

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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