eurypterid

noun
eu·​ryp·​ter·​id | \ yu̇-ˈrip-tə-rəd How to pronounce eurypterid (audio) \

Definition of eurypterid

: any of an order (Eurypterida) of usually large aquatic Paleozoic arthropods resembling scorpions and related to the horseshoe crabs

called also sea scorpion

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eurypterid adjective

First Known Use of eurypterid

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eurypterid

ultimately from Greek eury- + pteron wing — more at feather

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“Eurypterid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eurypterid. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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