dendroid

adjective
den·droid | \ˈden-ˌdrȯid \

Definition of dendroid 

: resembling a tree in form : arborescent

Did You Know?

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dendroid

Statistics for dendroid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for dendroid

The first known use of dendroid was circa 1828

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for dendroid

dendroid

adjective
den·droid | \ˈden-ˌdrȯid \

Medical Definition of dendroid 

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

More from Merriam-Webster on dendroid

See words that rhyme with dendroid

Comments on dendroid

What made you want to look up dendroid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!