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A fossil crinoid of the genus Pentacrinus or family Pentacrinitidae, having a five-sided stalk and a calyx consisting of five plates, and known from remains of the Jurassic period.
Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Pentacrinus, genus name + -ite.
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