encrinite

noun
en·​cri·​nite | \ ˈeŋkrəˌnīt, ˈenk- \
plural -s

Definition of encrinite

: crinoid especially : a fossil crinoid (such as one belonging to or like one belonging to the genus Encrinus)

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Other Words from encrinite

encrinitic \ ¦⸗⸗¦nitik \ or encrinitical \ -​tə̇kəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for encrinite

New Latin encrinites, from Encrinus + -ites -ite

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“Encrinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encrinite. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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