Acaroid
Acaroid Ac"a*roid, a. [NL., acarus a mite + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Shaped like or resembling a mite. [1913 Webster] adj.

1. (botany) having no carpels [WordNet 1.5]


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  • acaroid — [ak′ə roid΄] adj. of or like an acarid …   English World dictionary

  • acaroid — /ak euh royd /, adj. resembling a mite or tick. [1875 80; ACAR(US) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • acaroid — adjective Shaped like or resembling a mite …   Wiktionary

  • acaroid — Resembling a mite. [G. akari, mite, + eidos, resemblance] * * * ac·a·roid (akґə roid) [Gr. akari a mite + eidos form] resembling a mite …   Medical dictionary

  • acaroid — ac·a·roid …   English syllables

  • acaroid — I. /ˈækərɔɪd/ (say akuhroyd) noun a yellow or reddish resin which exudes from the trunk of the Australian grass tree of the genus Xanthorrhoea, and which is used in varnishes, lacquers, and in the manufacture of paper. Also, accaroid. {origin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • acaroid — ˈakəˌrȯid adjective Etymology: acar + oid : resembling a mite …   Useful english dictionary

  • acaroid gum — or acaroid resin, a red resin obtained especially from the trunk of the Australian grass tree, used in varnishes …   Useful english dictionary

  • acaroid resin — n. an alcohol soluble gum resin taken from various grass trees, used in varnishes, etc.: unique among natural resins because it forms a hard, insoluble, chemical resistant film when heated …   English World dictionary

  • acaroid resin — noun an alcohol soluble resin from Australian trees; used in varnishes and in manufacturing paper • Syn: ↑accaroid resin, ↑accroides, ↑accroides resin, ↑accroides gum, ↑gum accroides • Hypernyms: ↑natural resin * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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