Bac·​u·​li·​tes | \ ˌbakyəˈlītēz \

Definition of Baculites

: a genus of extinct Cretaceous ammonoids having the shell straight like a tapering rod

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Other Words from Baculites

baculitic \ ¦⸗⸗¦litik \ adjective
baculoid \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌlȯid \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of Baculites

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baculites

New Latin, from Latin baculum + -ites -ite

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“Baculites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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