encrinite

encrinite

[en-kruh-nahyt]
noun
a fossil crinoid.

Origin:
1800–10; < Neo-Latin encrin(us) (< Greek en- en-2 + krínon lily) + -ite1

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encrinite (ˈɛnkrɪˌnaɪt)
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: crinite (in the US) a sedimentary rock formed almost exclusively from the skeletal plates of crinoids
 
[C19: from New Latin encrinus (from Greek en-² + krinon lily) + -ite1]

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