nummulitic limestone


num·mu·lit·ic limestone

noun \ˌnəm-yə-ˈli-tik-\

Definition of NUMMULITIC LIMESTONE

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

Origin of NUMMULITIC LIMESTONE

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

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