Definition of taxocrinid in US English:

taxocrinid

noun

  • A flexible crinoid of the extinct Palaeozoic family Taxocrinidae.

adjective

  • Of or relating to taxocrinids.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Geological Magazine. From scientific Latin Taxocrinus, genus name (attributed to J. Phillips in J. Morris Catal. Brit. Fossils 59; from ancient Greek τάξος yew + κρίνον lily: see crinum) + -id, after Taxocrinidae, family name.

Pronunciation

taxocrinid

/ˌtaksə(ʊ)ˈkrʌɪnɪd/