An·​ar·​ces·​tes | \ ˌanərˈseˌstēz, ˌaˌnär- \

Definition of Anarcestes

: a genus of primitive early Devonian ammonoids from central Europe

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First Known Use of Anarcestes

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anarcestes

New Latin, from an- + Arcestes, genus of mollusks

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The first known use of Anarcestes was in 1884

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“Anarcestes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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