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crinite1

[krahy-nahyt] /ˈkraɪ naɪt/
adjective
1.
2.
Botany, Entomology. having long hairs, or tufts of long, fine or limp hairs.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin crīnītus, equivalent to crīn(is) hair + -ītus -ite2

crinite2

[krahy-nahyt, krin-ahyt] /ˈkraɪ naɪt, ˈkrɪn aɪt/
noun
1.
a fossil crinoid.
Origin
< Greek krín(on) lily + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for crinite

crinite1

/ˈkraɪnaɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) covered with soft hairs or tufts
Word Origin
C16: from Latin crīnītus hairy, from crīnis hair

crinite2

/ˈkraɪnaɪt, ˈkrɪn-/
noun
1.
short for encrinite
Word Origin
C19: from Greek krinon lily + -ite1
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