Agelacrinites

noun Ag·e·la·cri·ni·tes \¦a-jə-lə-krə-ˈnī-tēz\

Definition of Agelacrinites

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

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Origin and Etymology of agelacrinites

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 1-ite — more at agelaius, crinoid


First Known Use: 1846


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