crinite

adjective
cri·​nite | \ ˈkrīˌnīt, -riˌ- \

Definition of crinite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: covered or provided with hairy growths : like hair or a hair

crinite

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of crinite (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fossil crinoid

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First Known Use of crinite

Adjective

1796, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crinite

Adjective

Latin crinitus, past participle of crinire to provide with hair, from crinis hair

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary crinoid + -ite

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The first known use of crinite was in 1796

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“Crinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crinite. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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