crinite

crinite

1 [krahy-nahyt]
adjective
2.
Botany, Entomology. having long hairs, or tufts of long, fine or limp hairs.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin crīnītus, equivalent to crīn(is) hair + -ītus -ite2

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crinite

2 [krahy-nahyt, krin-ahyt]
noun
a fossil crinoid.

Origin:
< Greek krín(on) lily + -ite1

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crinite1 (ˈkraɪnaɪt)
 
adj
biology covered with soft hairs or tufts
 
[C16: from Latin crīnītus hairy, from crīnis hair]

crinite2 (ˈkraɪnaɪt, ˈkrɪn-)
 
n
short for encrinite
 
[C19: from Greek krinon lily + -ite1]

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