Definition of Encrinite

1. n. A fossil crinoid, esp. one belonging to, or resembling, the genus Encrinus. Sometimes used in a general sense for any crinoid.



Definition of Encrinite

1. Noun. (paleontology) A fossil crinoid, especially one belonging to, or resembling, the genus ''Encrinus''. ¹

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Definition of Encrinite

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Medical Definition of Encrinite

1. A fossil crinoid, especially. One belonging to, or resembling, the genus Encrinus. Sometimes used in a general sense for any crinoid. Origin: Gr. In + a lily: cf. F. Encrinite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encrinite

encraties
encraty
encrease
encreased
encreases
encreasing
encreasingly
encrimson
encrimsoned
encrimsoning
encrimsons
encrinal
encrini
encrinic
encrinital
encrinite (current term)
encrinites
encrinitical
encrinoidea
encrinus
encrisped
encroach
encroach upon
encroached
encroacher
encroachers
encroaches
encroaching
encroaching(a)
encroachingly

Literary usage of Encrinite

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1. Organic Remains of a Former World: An Examination of the Mineralized Remains by James Parkinson (1808)
"FOSSIL, APPARENTLY AN OVAL encrinite. 1 HE first mention which I find made of any part of the extraordinary fossil, which, from the disposition of the ..."

2. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1841)
"Another Body of a Nave encrinite, drawn by Mr. J. Sowerby from a specimen in the British Museum. The same is Figured by Parkinson, in his Organic Remains, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"The distinguishing features of the new encrinite were—its perfect symmetry of arrangements, the body and arms, when extended, presenting a remarkable ..."

4. An Introduction to Geology: Intended to Convey a Practical Knowledge of the by Robert Bakewell, Benjamin Silliman (1833)
"... encrinite has recently been discovered there.—Magnesian Limestone of the Northern Counties.—English Red Marl and Sandstone formed of more ancient Rocks, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1858)
"The distinguishing features of the new encrinite were—its perfect symmetry of arrangements, the body and arms, when extended, presenting a remarkable ..."

6. Geology and Mineralogy: Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by William Buckland (1836)
"Another Body of a Nave encrinite, drawn by Mr. J. Sowerby from a specimen in the British Museum. The same is Figured by Parkinson, in his Organic Remains ..."

7. The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as by Francis Henry Egerton Bridgewater (1836)
"Another Body of a Nave encrinite, drawn by Mr. J. Sowerby from a specimen in the British Museum. The same is Figured by Parkinson, in his Organic Remains ..."

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