Alveolites

noun
Al·ve·o·li·tes | \ˌalvēəˈlītēz, (ˌ)alˌvē-\

Definition of Alveolites 

: a genus of fossil corals of the Silurian and Devonian rocks having massive or branching bodies with compressed thin-walled corallites

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First Known Use of Alveolites

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alveolites

New Latin, from Latin alveolus small cavity + New Latin -ites -ite

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