: a genus of trilobites from the Upper Cambrian of Europe having 12–15 thoracic segments, pleurae with sharp back-bent extremities, and a small pygidium

Word History


New Latin, after Olenus, character in Greco-Roman mythology who was changed into a stone pillar, from Latin, from Greek Ōlenos

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“Olenus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olenus. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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