Definition of Dictyoxylon in English:

Dictyoxylon

noun

  • Originally: †any of various Carboniferous seed ferns of the former genus Dictyoxylon, occurring in the European coal measures as fossil stems having longitudinally-oriented bands of fibres in the outer cortex, often forming an interconnecting network of strands (obsolete). In later use: (attributive) designating this type of cortical structure.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Dictyoxylon, former genus name from ancient Greek δικτυο- + ξύλον wood.

Pronunciation

Dictyoxylon

/ˌdɪktɪˈɒksɪlɒn/