Chaetetes

noun Chae·te·tes \kēˈtētēz\

Definition of Chaetetes

  1. :  a genus (the type of the large extinct family Chaetetidae) of fossil corals that have the skeleton composed of slender closely contiguous tubes and are common in the Carboniferous limestones

chaetetid

\-tētə̇d\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of chaetetes

New Latin, irregular from Greek chaitē long flowing hair


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