follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

crinoid

[krahy-noid, krin-oid] /ˈkraɪ nɔɪd, ˈkrɪn ɔɪd/
noun
1.
any echinoderm of the class Crinoidea, having a cup-shaped body to which are attached branched, radiating arms, comprising the sea lilies, feather stars, and various fossil forms.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Crinoidea.
3.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek krinoeidḗs, equiv. to krín(on) lily + -oeidēs -oid
Related forms
crinoidal, adjective
noncrinoid, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for crinoidal

crinoid

/ˈkraɪnɔɪd; ˈkrɪn-/
noun
1.
any primitive echinoderm of the class Crinoidea, having delicate feathery arms radiating from a central disc. The group includes the free-swimming feather stars, the sessile sea lilies, and many stemmed fossil forms
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Crinoidea
3.
shaped like a lily
Derived Forms
crinoidal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek krinoeidēs lily-like
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for crinoidal

crinoid

adj.

1836, Latinized from Greek krinoeides "lily-like," from krinon "lily" (a foreign word of unknown origin) + -oeides "like" (see -oid).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
crinoidal in Science
crinoid
  (krī'noid')   
Any of various marine echinoderms of the class Crinoidea. Crinoids have a cup-shaped body with five or more feathery arms and sometimes a stalk for attachment to a surface. The arms contain reproductive organs and sensory tube feet. Crinoids were common during the Paleozoic Era and are important index fossils. Sea lilies and feather stars are types of crinoids.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for crinoid

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for crinoidal

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for crinoidal