echino-


a combining form meaning “prickly; spiny,” used in the formation of compound words: echinulate.
a combining form representing echinoderm in compound words: echinoid.

Nearby words

  1. echeverría álvarez, luis,
  2. echeverría, esteban,
  3. echidna,
  4. echinacea,
  5. echinate,
  6. echinococcosis,
  7. echinococcus,
  8. echinococcus cyst,
  9. echinoderm,
  10. echinodermatous

Also called echin-.

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British Dictionary definitions for echino

echino-

before a vowel echin-

combining form

indicating spiny or pricklyechinoderm

Word Origin for echino-

from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog

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Medicine definitions for echino

echino-

pref.

Spiny:echinococcosis.

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