an¦sistrō +
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
plural ancistrosyringes : any mollusk or shell of the genus Ancistrosyrinx

Word History


New Latin, from Greek ankistron fishhook + syrinx shepherd's pipe

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ancistrosyrinx was in 1881

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“Ancistrosyrinx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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