Echin-



1.
a combining form meaning “prickly; spiny,” used in the formation of compound words:
echinulate.
2.
a combining form representing in compound words:
echinoid.
combining form
1.
indicating spiny or prickly: echinoderm

echino- or echin-
pref.
Spiny: echinococcosis.

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