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  1. treelike; branching like a tree; arborescent.
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Also den·droi·dal [den-droid-l] /dɛnˈdrɔɪd l/.

Origin of dendroid

1840–50; < Greek dendroeidḗs treelike, equivalent to dendr- dendr- + -oeidēs -oid
Related formsnon·den·droid, adjectivenon·den·droi·dal, adjectivesub·den·droid, adjectivesub·den·droi·dal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dendroid

Historical Examples of dendroid

  • Dendroid: tree or shrub-like: branching like a tree or shrub.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • The sporophores are inclined to be simple, stipitate and dendroid.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • Ragged, dendroid stems arise, dissipated above into a network most intricate, a "pleached arbor" if you please.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

British Dictionary definitions for dendroid


dendroidal (dɛnˈdrɔɪdəl)

  1. freely branching; arborescent; treelike
  2. (esp of tree ferns) having a tall trunklike stem
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Word Origin for dendroid

C19: from Greek dendroeidēs like a tree
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dendroid in Medicine


  1. Dendriform.
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