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echinus

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈkʌɪnəs
 
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Definition of echinus in English:

noun

1 Zoology A sea urchin.
  • Genus Echinus, class Echinoidea: several species
2 Architecture A rounded moulding below an abacus on a Doric or Ionic capital.

Origin

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek ekhinos 'hedgehog, sea urchin'.

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