Agnostus

noun
Ag·​nos·​tus | \ ag-ˈnä-stəs \

Definition of Agnostus

: a genus of small blind Cambrian and Ordovician trilobites that with a number of related forms in which the cephalon and pygidium are almost indistinguishable constitute an order (Agnostida) of highly specialized forms

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First Known Use of Agnostus

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agnostus

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek ágnōstos “unknown”

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“Agnostus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agnostus. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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