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crinite

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[ krahy-nahyt ]
/ ˈkraɪ naɪt /
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adjective
Botany, Entomology. having long hairs, or tufts of long, fine or limp hairs.
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Origin of crinite

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1590–1600; <Latin crīnītus, equivalent to crīn(is) hair + -ītus-ite2

Other definitions for crinite (2 of 2)

crinite2
[ krahy-nahyt, krin-ahyt ]
/ ˈkraɪ naɪt, ˈkrɪn aɪt /

noun
a fossil crinoid.

Origin of crinite

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<Greek krín(on) lily + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for crinite (1 of 2)

crinite1
/ (ˈkraɪnaɪt) /

adjective
biology covered with soft hairs or tufts

Word Origin for crinite

C16: from Latin crīnītus hairy, from crīnis hair

British Dictionary definitions for crinite (2 of 2)

crinite2
/ (ˈkraɪnaɪt, ˈkrɪn-) /

noun
short for encrinite

Word Origin for crinite

C19: from Greek krinon lily + -ite 1
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