Chae·​te·​tes | \ kēˈtētēz \

Definition of Chaetetes

: 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

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Other Words from Chaetetes

chaetetid \ -​tētə̇d \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Chaetetes

New Latin, irregular from Greek chaitē long flowing hair

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“Chaetetes.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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