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

Definition of Alveolites

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of alveolites

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

First Known Use: 1818

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to cast off or become cast off

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