ancistrosyrinx

noun an·cis·tro·syrinx \an¦sistrō +\

Definition of ancistrosyrinx

  1. 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. 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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