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Shaped like a tree.


(ˈdɛndrɔɪd) or


1. (Botany) freely branching; arborescent; treelike
2. (Botany) (esp of tree ferns) having a tall trunklike stem
[C19: from Greek dendroeidēs like a tree]


(ˈdɛn drɔɪd)

also den•droi′dal,

treelike; branching like a tree; arborescent.
[1840–50; < Greek dendroeidḗs treelike]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dendroid - resembling a tree in form and branching structuredendroid - resembling a tree in form and branching structure; "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges"
branchy - having many branches; "a branchy tree trunk"
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Leaflets glabrescent with tector and dendroid trichomes on the abaxial surface; calyx 5-lobed, glabrous, with nectaries; corolla magenta with yellow nectar guides on the fauces .
cornea has relatively small, simple, slightly branched, palmate or dendroid basidiomata, white to yellow colour, clampless hyphae and slightly longer (7.
I ASKED STUDENTS TO THINK OF AN EMOTION they could use as a springboard for their own dendroid.
Hyvonen 2010 A dendroid form of Pogonatum cirratum (Polytrichopsida, Bryophyta) from Mt.