Definition of Encrinal

1. containing fossils with branching arms [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encrinal

encradles
encradling
encranial
encranius
encraties
encraty
encrease
encreased
encreases
encreasing
encreasingly
encrimson
encrimsoned
encrimsoning
encrimsons
encrinal (current term)
encrini
encrinic
encrinital
encrinite
encrinites
encrinitical
encrinoidea
encrinus
encrisped
encroach
encroach upon
encroached
encroacher
encroachers

Literary usage of Encrinal

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1. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological Survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"encrinal Limestone of ... From the highly crystalline character of most of this rock, I had been led to suppose it older than the encrinal or transition ..."

2. An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the by Robert Bakewell, Benjamin Silliman (1839)
"Oolite nnd encrinal Limestone partly formed by Animal Secretion.—Formation of Sandstone.—Repeated Appearance of Dry Land during ..."

3. Geological Survey of Pennsylvania by Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, J. Peter Lesley, Edward Vincent D'Invilliers, A. D. W. Smith, Benjamin Smith Lyman, William Armstrong Ingham (1892)
"Vanuxem describes the encrinal limestone on Cayuga lake (1842, p. 155) as a rather tough, brownish, impure limestone only 3 or 4 feet thick, ..."

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