[ yoo-rip-tuh-rid, yuh- ]
/ yʊˈrɪp tə rɪd, yə- /
any aquatic arthropod of the extinct order Eurypterida, from the Paleozoic Era, closely related to trilobites and scorpions.
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The continuation of the dwindling process, already initiated in the Eurypterid, would easily result in the tentacles of Ammocœtes.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for eurypterid
/ (jʊˈrɪptərɪd) /
any large extinct scorpion-like aquatic arthropod of the group Eurypterida, of Palaeozoic times, thought to be related to the horseshoe crabs
Word Origin for eurypterid
C19: from New Latin Eurypterida, from eury- + Greek pteron wing, feather
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