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crinite

1
[krahy-nahyt]
adjective
  1. hairy.
  2. Botany, Entomology. having long hairs, or tufts of long, fine or limp hairs.
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Origin of crinite

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

crinite

2
[krahy-nahyt, krin-ahyt]
noun
  1. a fossil crinoid.
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Origin of crinite

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

crinite

1
adjective
  1. biology covered with soft hairs or tufts
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Word Origin for crinite

C16: from Latin crīnītus hairy, from crīnis hair

crinite

2
noun
  1. short for encrinite
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Word Origin for crinite

C19: from Greek krinon lily + -ite 1
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