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Shaped like a tree.
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(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]
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(ˈdɛn drɔɪd)

also den•droi′dal,

treelike; branching like a tree; arborescent.
[1840–50; < Greek dendroeidḗs treelike]
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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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