balanoid etymology

English word balanoid comes from Ancient Greek βάλανος, English -oid

Detailed word origin of balanoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
βάλανος Ancient Greek (grc)
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
balanoid English (eng) (zoology) Resembling an acorn; applied to the acorn barnacles.

Words with the same origin as balanoid

Descendants of βάλανος
balanephagous balaniferous balanitis
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