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

Word History


New Latin, from Alexander Agassiz + New Latin -o- + -crinus (from Latin crinis hair)

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agassizocrinus was in 1859

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“Agassizocrinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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