: 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

Word History


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

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“Dadoxylon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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