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[bo-tree-oid-l] /ˌbɒ triˈɔɪd l/
adjective, Mineralogy.
having the form of a bunch of grapes:
botryoidal hematite.
Also, botryoid, botryose.
Origin of botryoidal
1810-20; < Greek botryoeid(ḗs) shaped like a bunch of grapes (bótry(s) bunch of grapes + -oeidēs -oid) + -al1
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botryoidally, adverb Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for botryoid


(of minerals, parts of plants, etc) shaped like a bunch of grapes
Word Origin
C18: from Greek botruoeidēs, from botrus cluster of grapes; see -oid
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botryoid in Medicine

botryoid bot·ry·oid (bŏt'rē-oid')
Having numerous rounded protuberances resembling a bunch of grapes.

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botryoid in Science
Shaped like a bunch of grapes. Certain minerals and parts of organisms can be botryoidal.
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