petaloid

[pet-l-oid]
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adjective

having the form or appearance of a petal.

Nearby words

  1. petal,
  2. petaliferous,
  3. petaline,
  4. petalite,
  5. petalody,
  6. petalous,
  7. petaluma,
  8. petard,
  9. petasos,
  10. petasus

Origin of petaloid

First recorded in 1720–30; petal + -oid

Related formsin·ter·pet·al·oid, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for petaloid

petaloid

adjective

biology resembling a petal, esp in shapethe petaloid pattern on a sea urchin
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