a combining form meaning “prickly; spiny,” used in the formation of compound words: echinulate.
a combining form representing echinoderm in compound words: echinoid.
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How to use echino- in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for echino-
indicating spiny or pricklyechinoderm
Word Origin for echino-
from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog
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Medical definitions for echino-
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