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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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British Dictionary definitions for echin

echino-

combining form
1.
indicating spiny or prickly: echinoderm
Word Origin
from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog
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echin in Medicine

echino- or echin-
pref.
Spiny: echinococcosis.

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