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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History and Etymology for Dadoxylon

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

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“Dadoxylon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dadoxylon. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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