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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
echinus
 
SYLLABICATION:e·chi·nus
PRONUNCIATION:  -kns
NOUN:Inflected forms: pl. e·chi·ni (-n)
1. A sea urchin of the genus Echinus. 2. Architecture A convex molding just below the abacus of a Doric capital.
ETYMOLOGY:Latin echnus, sea urchin, from Greek ekhnos, sea urchin, hedgehog, from ekhis, adder, viper.
 
 
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