araucarioxylon

noun

ar·​au·​car·​i·​ox·​y·​lon
-ˌka(a)rēˈäksəˌlän,
-lən
1
capitalized : a genus of widely distributed fossil conifers of late Paleozoic to late Mesozoic time having a wood structure resembling that of modern araucarias
2
: any of several fossil woods having a structure like that of modern araucarias

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Araucaria + -o- + -xylon

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“Araucarioxylon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/araucarioxylon. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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