echinocystis

noun echi·no·cys·tis \ "+ˈsistə̇s \

Definition of echinocystis

1 capitalized :a genus of prostrate or climbing American herbaceous plants (family Cucurbitaceae) with greenish white flowers followed by densely spiny oblong to ovate fruits
2 plural -es :any plant of the genus Echinocystis

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Origin and Etymology of echinocystis

New Latin, from echin- + -cystis; from the spiny globular fruit


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