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bot·ry·oi·dal

 (bŏt′rē-oid′l) also bot·ry·oid (bŏt′rē-oid′)
adj.
Shaped like a bunch of grapes. Used especially of mineral formations: botryoidal hematite.

[From Greek botruoeidēs : botrus, bunch of grapes + -oeidēs, -oid.]

bot′ry·oi′dal·ly adv.

botryoidal

(ˌbɒtrɪˈɔɪdəl) ,

botryoid

or

botryose

adj
(of minerals, parts of plants, etc) shaped like a bunch of grapes
[C18: from Greek botruoeidēs, from botrus cluster of grapes; see -oid]

bot•ry•oi•dal

(ˌbɒ triˈɔɪd l)

adj. Mineral.
having the form of a bunch of grapes: botryoidal hematite.
[1810–20; < Greek botryoeid(ḗs) (bótry(s) bunch of grapes + -oeidēs -oid) + -al1]
bot`ry•oi′dal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.botryoidal - resembling a cluster of grapes in form