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