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dendroid

[den-droid] /ˈdɛn drɔɪd/
adjective
1.
treelike; branching like a tree; arborescent.
Also, dendroidal.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek dendroeidḗs treelike, equivalent to dendr- dendr- + -oeidēs -oid
Related forms
nondendroid, adjective
nondendroidal, adjective
subdendroid, adjective
subdendroidal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dendroid

dendroid

/ˈdɛndrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
freely branching; arborescent; treelike
2.
(esp of tree ferns) having a tall trunklike stem
Word Origin
C19: from Greek dendroeidēs like a tree
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dendroid in Medicine

dendroid den·droid (děn'droid')
adj.
Dendriform.

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