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eurypterid

[yoo-rip-tuh-rid, yuh-] /yʊˈrɪp tə rɪd, yə-/
noun
1.
any aquatic arthropod of the extinct order Eurypterida, from the Paleozoic Era, closely related to trilobites and scorpions.
Origin of eurypterid
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin Eurypteridae. See eury-, -pterous, -id2
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eurypterid

/jʊˈrɪptərɪd/
noun
1.
any large extinct scorpion-like aquatic arthropod of the group Eurypterida, of Palaeozoic times, thought to be related to the horseshoe crabs
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Eurypterida, from eury- + Greek pteron wing, feather
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Word Origin and History for eurypterid
n.

fossil swimming crustacean of the Silurian and Devonian, 1874, from Greek eurys "broad, wide" (see aneurysm) + pteron "feather, wing" (see pterodactyl); so called from their swimming appendages.

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