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From Ancient Greek βάλανος (bálanos, acorn) + -oid.


balanoid (comparative more balanoid, superlative most balanoid)

  1. (zoology) Resembling an acorn; applied to a group of barnacles with shells shaped like acorns.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for balanoid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)