gordioid

adjective
gor·​di·​oid | \ ˈgȯ(r)dēˌȯid \

Definition of gordioid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Gordioidea also : resembling a member of this group

gordioid

noun
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plural -s

Definition of gordioid (Entry 2 of 2)

: one of the Gordioidea : hairworm

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“Gordioid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gordioid. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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