Agelacrinites

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

Definition of Agelacrinites

: 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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First Known Use of Agelacrinites

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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 -ite entry 1

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“Agelacrinites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agelacrinites. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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