Dadoxylon

noun Da·dox·y·lon \ dəˈdäksəˌlän , -lən \

Definition of Dadoxylon

:a form genus of chiefly Paleozoic fossils based on a heterogeneous group of woods which are now known to belong to various families and which are all characterized by alternate pitting on tracheid walls

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Origin and Etymology of dadoxylon

New Latin, from Greek daid-, dais firebrand, pine wood (from daiein to kindle, burn up) + New Latin -xylon


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