Trilobite Tri"lo*bite (tr[imac]"l[-o]*b[imac]t), n. [Cf. F. trilobite. See {Trilobate}.] (Paleon.) Any one of numerous species of extinct arthropods belonging to the order Trilobita. Trilobites were very common in the Silurian and Devonian periods, but became extinct at the close of the Paleozoic. So named from the three lobes usually seen on each segment. [1913 Webster]

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  • trilobite — extinct marine arthropod, 1832, from Mod.L. Trilobites (Walch, 1771), from Gk. tri three + lobos lobe, so called because its body is divided into three lobes …   Etymology dictionary

  • trilobite — [trī′lə bīt΄] n. [< ModL Trilobites, Trilobita: see TRI , LOBE, ITE1] any of a large class (Trilobita) of extinct marine arthropods having the body divided by two furrows into three parts, found as fossils in Paleozoic rocks trilobitic… …   English World dictionary

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  • trilobite — trilobitic /truy leuh bit ik/, adj. /truy leuh buyt /, n. any marine arthropod of the extinct class Trilobita, from the Paleozoic Era, having a flattened, oval body varying in length from 1 in. (2.5 cm) or less to 2 ft. (61 cm). [1825 35; < NL… …   Universalium

  • trilobite — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek trilobos three lobed, from tri + lobos lobe Date: 1832 any of numerous extinct Paleozoic marine arthropods (group Trilobita) having the segments of the body divided by furrows on the dorsal surface into three …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • TRILOBITE — n. m. T. d’Histoire naturelle Crustacé de l’époque primaire …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • trilobite — noun /ˈtraɪləˌbaɪt/ An extinct arthropod of the class Trilobita, whose body had three large lobes …   Wiktionary

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