- Botany, Entomology. having long hairs, or tufts of long, fine or limp hairs.
Origin of crinite1
1590–1600; < Latin crīnītus, equivalent to crīn(is) hair + -ītus -ite2
- a fossil crinoid.
Origin of crinite2
< Greek krín(on) lily + -ite1
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- biology covered with soft hairs or tufts
C16: from Latin crīnītus hairy, from crīnis hair
- short for encrinite
C19: from Greek krinon lily + -ite 1
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