petaloid

[pet-l-oid]

Origin of petaloid

First recorded in 1720–30; petal + -oid
Related formsin·ter·pet·al·oid, adjective
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petaloid

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