echino-

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echino-

or echin-
pref.
1. Spiny; prickly: echinate.
2. Echinoderm: echinoid.

[From Latin echīnus, sea urchin; see echinus.]

echino-

or before a vowel

echin-

combining form
indicating spiny or prickly: echinoderm.
[from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog]