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

echino- or echin-
Spiny: echinococcosis.


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  • Echinococcosis

    echinococcosis e·chi·no·coc·co·sis (ĭ-kī’nə-kə-kō’sĭs) n. pl. e·chi·no·coc·co·ses (-sēz)

  • Echinococcus

    [ih-kahy-nuh-kok-uh s] /ɪˌkaɪ nəˈkɒk əs/ noun, plural echinococci [ih-kahy-noh-kok-sahy] /ɪˌkaɪ noʊˈkɒk saɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. any of a number of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals. /ɪˌkaɪnəˈkɒkəs/ noun 1. any of the tapeworms constituting the genus Echinococcus, the larvae of which are parasitic in man and domestic […]

  • Echinococcus cyst

    echinococcus cyst n. See hydatid cyst.

  • Echinoderm

    [ih-kahy-nuh-durm, ek-uh-nuh-] /ɪˈkaɪ nəˌdɜrm, ˈɛk ə nə-/ noun 1. any marine animal of the invertebrate phylum Echinodermata, having a radiating arrangement of parts and a body wall stiffened by calcareous pieces that may protrude as spines and including the starfishes, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, etc. /ɪˈkaɪnəʊˌdɜːm/ noun 1. any of the marine invertebrate animals constituting […]

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