An·​te·​don | \ anˈtēdᵊn, -ˌdän \

Definition of Antedon

: a large genus of recent and fossil comatulid crinoids having 10 or more arms

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First Known Use of Antedon

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Antedon

borrowed from New Latin, of uncertain origin

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“Antedon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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