Am·​pyx | \ ˈam(ˌ)piks \

Definition of Ampyx

: a genus of small blind Ordovician trilobites with a long spine at the anterior end of the head

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First Known Use of Ampyx

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ampyx

New Latin, from Greek, woman's diadem, probably from am- (from ana-) + -pyx (akin to Greek pykazein to cover closely, surround, crown); akin to Avestan pusā- diadem

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“Ampyx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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