den·​droid | \ ˈden-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce dendroid (audio) \

Definition of dendroid

: 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.

First Known Use of dendroid

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dendroid

Greek dendroeidēs, from dendron

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The first known use of dendroid was circa 1828

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“Dendroid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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den·​droid | \ ˈden-ˌdrȯid How to pronounce dendroid (audio) \

Medical Definition of dendroid

: resembling a tree in form or in pattern of growth dendroid colonies of algae

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