(?), n. [Gr. in + a lily: cf. F. encrinite.] (Paleon.) A fossil crinoid, esp. one belonging to, or resembling, the genus Encrinus. Sometimes used in a general sense for any crinoid.





(?), } a. (Paleon.) Pertaining to encrinites; encrinal.
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(?), n. pl. [NL. See Encrinus and -oid.] (Zol.) That order of the Crinoidea which includes most of the living and many fossil forms, having jointed arms around the margin of the oral disk; -- also called Brachiata and Articulata. See Illusts. under Comatula and Crinoidea.
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(?), n.;
pl. Encrini (#).
[NL. See Encrinite.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil encrinoidea, from the Mesozoic rocks.
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