Definition of ancistrosyrinx
1 capitalized : a small genus (family Turritidae) of gastropod mollusks that occur in warm deep seas and have delicate steeply shouldered pale shells ringed with upward-curving spines
2 plural ancistrosyringes : any mollusk or shell of the genus Ancistrosyrinx
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Origin and Etymology of ancistrosyrinx
New Latin, from Greek ankistron fishhook + syrinx shepherd's pipe — more at syrinx
First Known Use: 1881
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