Definition of purpuroid in English:

purpuroid

Pronunciation /ˈpəːpjʊrɔɪd/

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of a gastropod mollusc of the genus Purpura or related genera.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Philip Carpenter (1819–1877), social reformer and conchologist. From scientific Latin Purpura, genus name + -oid.