ampyx definition

  • noun:
    • a female's headband (sometimes of steel), for joining the leading locks in Ancient Greece.
    • a lady's headband (occasionally of steel), for joining the leading locks.
    • In Greek antiquity: an over-all term for a band or fillet or any other female head-dress used encircling your head, especially when manufactured from metal, or bearing in-front an ornament of metal. A head-band for ponies; additionally, an ornamental plate of steel covering the front of a horse's head.
    • [NL.] A species of trilobite or fossil crustacean, discovered mainly in Lower Silurian strata.
    • when you look at the anatomic framework of the Devonian seafood Pal├Žospondylus, an element of the anterior part of the head.
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