Bactrites

noun
Bac·​tri·​tes | \ bakˈtrītēz \

Definition of Bactrites

: a genus of Devonian ammonoids with straight tapering shells and simple sutures

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Other Words from Bactrites

bactritoid \ ˈbaktrəˌtȯid \ adjective

First Known Use of Bactrites

circa 1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bactrites

New Latin, from Greek baktron stick, staff + Latin -ites -ite

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“Bactrites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bactrites. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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