cupressinoxylon

noun cu·pres·si·nox·y·lon \k(y)üˌpresəˈnäksəˌlän\

Definition of cupressinoxylon

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of fossil plants having an internal structure similar to that of present-day Cupressus and related genera

  2. 2 plural -s :  any fossil wood having this structure

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Origin and Etymology of cupressinoxylon

New Latin, from cupressino- (from Latin cupressinus of cypress, from cupressus cypress + -inus -ine) + -xylon


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