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.
Origin and Etymology of dendroid
Greek dendroeidēs, from dendron
First Known Use: circa 1828See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of dendroid
: resembling a tree in form or in pattern of growth dendroid colonies of algae
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