Definition of dendroid in English:

dendroid

Syllabification: den·droid
Pronunciation: /ˈdendroid
 
/

adjective

Biology
  • (Of a plant, marine invertebrate, or structure) tree-shaped; arborescent; branching.
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    • 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.

noun

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  • A graptolite of a type that formed much-branched colonies, found chiefly in the Ordovician and Silurian periods.
    • Order Dendroidea, class Graptolithina

Origin

mid 19th century: from dendro- 'tree' + -oid.

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