: a genus (the type of the family Agelacrinitidae) of saclike Devonian echinoderms with five covered food grooves on the oral side

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from Greek agélē "herd, troop" + New Latin -a- (probably erroneously for -o- -o-) + -crinites, common element in crinoid genus names (such as Pentacrinites), from Greek krínon "lily" + -itēs -ite entry 1

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agelacrinites was in 1846

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“Agelacrinites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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