echin

echino-

1.
a combining form meaning “prickly; spiny,” used in the formation of compound words: echinulate.
2.
a combining form representing echinoderm in compound words: echinoid.
Also called echin-.
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echino- or (before a vowel) echin-
 
combining form
indicating spiny or prickly: echinoderm
 
[from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog]
 
echin- or (before a vowel) echin-
 
combining form
 
[from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog]

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echino- or echin-
pref.
Spiny: echinococcosis.

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