araucarioxylon

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

Definition of araucarioxylon

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

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Origin and Etymology of araucarioxylon

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


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