Aglas·​pis | \ ə-ˈglas-pəs \

Definition of Aglaspis

: a genus (order Aglaspida) of extinct Cambrian arthropods thought to be related to the modern horseshoe crabs

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First Known Use of Aglaspis

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aglaspis

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aglaís “splendid, fine, bright” + New Latin -aspis -aspis

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“Aglaspis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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