Entrochite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Entrochite (Paleon) A fossil joint of a crinoid stem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entrochite One of the wheel-like joints of encrinites, which occur in great profusion in certain limestones, and are commonly called screwstones, wheelstones, or St. Cuthbert's beads.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Entrochite en′trō-kīt a wheel-like joint of an encrinite or fossil crinoid—also En′trochus
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. en-, + Gr. wheel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. en, in, trochos, a wheel.