Agassizocrinus

noun Ag·as·siz·o·cri·nus \ˌa-gə-ˌsē(z)-ə-ˈkrī-nəs\

Definition of Agassizocrinus

  1. :  a genus of fossil crinoids known chiefly from Mississippian formations of North America and characterized by a thick-walled ovoid cup

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Origin and Etymology of agassizocrinus

New Latin, from Alexander Agassiz + New Latin -o- + -crinus (from Latin crinis hair) — more at crinal


First Known Use: 1859


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