2. Adjective. In plant anatomy and ecology "ericoid leaves" are such as occur in many species of Erica, but also in many thousands of species in other families. Typically they are small, often leathery, usually needle-like or scale-like, non-deciduous, and generally adapted to poor soils and arid conditions, such as in fynbos and maquis. ¹
3. Adjective. Plants of "ericoid habit" generally have ericoid leaves and are slender, scrubby and woody, like many Erica species. ¹
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Definition of Ericoid
1. resembling heath [adj] - See also: heath
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Literary usage of Ericoid
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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"The arytenoid (Or. ladle-like) cartilages are pyramidal bodies resting on the oval articular surfaces at the upper and posterior part of tho ericoid ..."
2. Operative surgery, for students and practitioners by John Joseph McGrath (1909)
"the thyroid cartilage and upper border of the ericoid cartilage. ... Below the level of the ericoid cartilage no arterial branches cross the middle line ..."
3. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1854)
"But there are two muscles extending between the ericoid cartilage and the ... Two other muscles, extending from the sides of the ericoid cartilage to the ..."
4. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"... 11. ericoid cartilage; 12, inferior cornu of thyroid cartilage; 13, ... posterior inferior cerato-ericoid ligament: 14, cartilages of the trachea: in, ..."
5. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1882)
"3 (6, ft), are those which open the orifice, and arise from the lateral and posterior portion of the ericoid cartilage (Fig. 2, a), and their fibres, ..."
6. A Textbook of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1899)
"the same technic as the high operation. The skin-incision is made in the middle line, and extends from just below the ericoid cartilage nearly to the ..."