Favosites

noun

Fav·​o·​si·​tes
: 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
favositoid
¦69 ⸗¦sītˌȯid
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 20 Jun. 2024.

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