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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“Alveolites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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