dendroid

[ den-droid ]
/ ˈdɛn drɔɪd /

adjective

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

Origin of dendroid

1840–50; < Greek dendroeidḗs treelike, equivalent to dendr- dendr- + -oeidēs -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM dendroid

non·den·droid, adjectivenon·den·droi·dal, adjectivesub·den·droid, adjectivesub·den·droi·dal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dendroid

dendroid

dendroidal (dɛnˈdrɔɪdəl)

/ (ˈdɛndrɔɪd) /

adjective

freely branching; arborescent; treelike
(esp of tree ferns) having a tall trunklike stem

Word Origin for dendroid

C19: from Greek dendroeidēs like a tree
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Medical definitions for dendroid

dendroid
[ dĕndroid′ ]

adj.

Dendriform.
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