Adjective "dendroid" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a plant, marine invertebrate, or structure) tree-shaped; branching.
  1. 'Further, older autozooids in major proximal regions of some large dendroid colonies stopped growing skeletons outwardly as distal colony growth continued.'
  2. 'Many dendroid colonies in lower Paleozoic trepostomes developed narrow exozones of young presumably feeding autozooids in cycles that covered growing branch tips.'


A graptolite (fossil marine invertebrate) of a type that formed much-branched colonies, found chiefly in the Ordovician and Silurian periods.


    1. treelike; branching like a tree; arborescent.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "graptolites can be dendroid."


    Mid 19th century: from dendro- ‘tree’ + -oid.