One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Dictyoxylon, former genus name from ancient Greek δικτυο- + ξύλον wood.
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