algoid etymology

English word algoid comes from English alga, English -oid

Detailed word origin of algoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
alga English (eng) (biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, including the seaweeds, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose biochemistry and forms are very diverse, some being eukaryotic.
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
algoid English (eng) Resembling, or characteristic of algae.

Words with the same origin as algoid

Descendants of alga
algin alginate alginic
Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid fibroid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid trapezoid