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nummulitic limestone

noun num·mu·lit·ic limestone \ˌnəm-yə-ˈli-tik-\

Definition of NUMMULITIC LIMESTONE

:  the most widely distributed and distinctive formation of the Eocene in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa
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Origin of NUMMULITIC LIMESTONE

New Latin Nummulites, genus of foraminifers, from Latin nummulus
First Known Use: 1833

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