araucarioxylon

noun ar·au·car·i·ox·y·lon \-ˌka(a)rēˈäksəˌlän, -lən\

Definition of araucarioxylon

  1. 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. 2 :  any of several fossil woods having a structure like that of modern araucarias

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Origin and Etymology of araucarioxylon

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


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