Favosites

noun
Fav·​o·​si·​tes

Definition of Favosites

: a genus (the type of a large exclusively Paleozoic family Favositidae) of extinct corals having polygonal cells with perforated walls especially abundant in the Silurian and Devonian rocks

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Other Words from Favosites

favositoid \ ¦69 ⸗¦sītˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Favosites

New Latin, probably from (assumed) New Latin favosus + New Latin -ites -ite

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“Favosites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Favosites. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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