Definition of dendroid in English:
(Of a plant, marine invertebrate, or structure) tree-shaped; arborescent; branching.
- The intermediate-level benthos was dominated by sponges, corals, giant bivalves, giant brachiopods, stalked echinoderms and fixed dendroid graptolites.
- Further, older autozooids in major proximal regions of some large dendroid colonies stopped growing skeletons outwardly as distal colony growth continued.
- Many dendroid colonies in lower Paleozoic trepostomes developed narrow exozones of young presumably feeding autozooids in cycles that covered growing branch tips.
nounPaleontology Back to top
Definition of dendroid in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.