dendroid

adjective

den·​droid ˈden-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce dendroid (audio)
: resembling a tree in form : arborescent

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Dendrology is the study of trees, and those who do the studying are called dendrologists. So dendroid describes something that "branches" in all directions from a central "trunk" in an irregular way. The word is almost always used by biologists, who often speak of dendroid seaweeds, dendroid moss, and dendroid algae.

Word History

Etymology

Greek dendroeidēs, from dendron

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dendroid was circa 1828

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“Dendroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dendroid. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

dendroid

adjective

den·​droid ˈden-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce dendroid (audio)
: resembling a tree in form or in pattern of growth
dendroid colonies of algae
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