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echino-

Class:

affix | prefix

Etymology:

from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

echino- | before a vowel echin-

indicating spiny or prickly (4 of 250 words, 1 usage example)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/echino-

Merriam-Webster:

echin- | echino-

prickle | sea urchin (3 of 28 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/echin-

New World Dictionary:

echino- | echin-

prickly, spiny (2 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/echino-prefix

American Heritage Dictionary:

echino- | echin- [sense-specific]

Spiny; prickly | Echinoderm (3 of 18 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/echino-prefix

Wiktionary:

spiny | spinies [plural] | echino- [Italian] | spinier [comparative] | spiniest [superlative] | thorny [synonym, sense-specific] | prickly [synonym, sense-specific] | troublesome [synonym, sense-specific]

covered in spines or thorns | troublesome; difficult or vexing | Archaic form of spinny. (13 of 18 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/spiny

Encarta Dictionary:

echino- | echin- [used before vowels]

spiny | echinoderm (2 of 17 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607384​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

echino- | before a vowel echin-

Origin: from New Latin, via Latin from Greek ekhinos sea urchin, hedgehog

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/echino-

New World Dictionary:

echino-

Origin: Greek echinos, sea urchin, hedgehog: see "echinus"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/echino-prefix

American Heritage Dictionary:

echino-

Origin: From Latin echīnus, sea urchin; see "echinus".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/echino-prefix

Encarta Dictionary:

echino-

Origin: Latin from Greek ekhinos "hedgehog, sea urchin"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607384​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

echino-

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "echino-"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "echino-"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/echino-

YourDictionary Audio:

echino-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "echino-" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/echino-prefix

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