crinite

1
[krahy-nahyt]

adjective

Botany, Entomology. having long hairs, or tufts of long, fine or limp hairs.

Nearby words

  1. crimsonly,
  2. crine,
  3. cringe,
  4. cringe-making,
  5. cringle,
  6. crinkle,
  7. crinkle leaf,
  8. crinkleroot,
  9. crinkly,
  10. crinkum-crankum

Origin of crinite

1
1590–1600; < Latin crīnītus, equivalent to crīn(is) hair + -ītus -ite2

crinite

2
[krahy-nahyt, krin-ahyt]

noun

a fossil crinoid.

Origin of crinite

2
< Greek krín(on) lily + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for crinite

crinite

1

adjective

biology covered with soft hairs or tufts

Word Origin for crinite

C16: from Latin crīnītus hairy, from crīnis hair

noun

short for encrinite

Word Origin for crinite

C19: from Greek krinon lily + -ite 1

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