encrinite

[ en-kruh-nahyt ]
/ ˈɛn krəˌnaɪt /

noun

a fossil crinoid.

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Origin of encrinite

1800–10; < New Latin encrin(us) (< Greek en- en-2 + krínon lily) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for encrinite

encrinite
/ (ˈɛnkrɪˌnaɪt) /

noun

(in the US) a sedimentary rock formed almost exclusively from the skeletal plates of crinoidsSometimes shortened to: crinite

Word Origin for encrinite

C19: from New Latin encrinus (from Greek en- ² + krinon lily) + -ite 1
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