Ceratites

noun Cer·a·ti·tes \ˌserəˈtītēz\

Definition of Ceratites

  1. :  a genus (the type of the large family Ceratitidae) of Triassic ammonites having the septa with simple rounded saddles and finely denticulated lobes

ceratitic

\¦serə¦titik\ adjective

ceratitoid

\ˌserəˈtīˌtȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of ceratites

New Latin, from cerat- + -ites -ite


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