Peri·​sphinc·​tes | \ ˌperəˈsfiŋ(k)(ˌ)tēz \

Definition of Perisphinctes

: a genus (the type of the family Perisphinctidae) comprising discoidal ammonites having bifurcating ribs not interrupted on the ventral side and being characteristic of the Upper Jurassic

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Other Words from Perisphinctes

perisphinctoid \ ¦⸗⸗¦sfiŋ(k)ˌtȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Perisphinctes

New Latin, from peri- + -sphinctes (from Greek sphinktos tightly bound, from sphingein to bind fast)

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“Perisphinctes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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