Bactrites

noun

Bac·​tri·​tes
bakˈtrītēz
: a genus of Devonian ammonoids with straight tapering shells and simple sutures
bactritoid
ˈbaktrəˌtȯid
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bactrites was circa 1880

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

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