crinite

1
[ krahy-nahyt ]
/ ˈkraɪ naɪt /

adjective

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

Origin of crinite

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

Definition for crinite (2 of 2)

crinite

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[ 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)

crinite

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/ (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)

crinite

2
/ (ˈkraɪnaɪt, ˈkrɪn-) /

noun

short for encrinite

Word Origin for crinite

C19: from Greek krinon lily + -ite 1
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