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encrinite

[en-kruh-nahyt] /ˈɛn krəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a fossil crinoid.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < New Latin encrin(us) (< Greek en- en-2 + krínon lily) + -ite1
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encrinite

/ˈɛnkrɪˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
(in the US) a sedimentary rock formed almost exclusively from the skeletal plates of crinoids Sometimes shortened to crinite
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin encrinus (from Greek en-² + krinon lily) + -ite1
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