Asterophyllites

noun

As·​tero·​phyl·​li·​tes
ˌastə(ˌ)rōfə̇ˈlītēz
: a form genus of fossil plants abundantly represented in the coal measures, having a starlike disposition of the leaves, and considered now to be branches of Calamites

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from aster- + Greek phyllon leaf + New Latin -ites -ite

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“Asterophyllites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asterophyllites. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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