: 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
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Greek chaitē long flowing hair

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“Chaetetes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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