Goniatites

noun

Go·​ni·​a·​ti·​tes
: a genus (the type of the family Goniatitidae) of ammonoids widespread in the Devonian and the Carboniferous and having a discoidal coiled shell with angular-lobed sutures
goniatitic
¦⸗⸗⸗¦titik
adjective
goniatitid
ˌ⸗⸗⸗ˈtītə̇d
noun
plural -s
goniatitoid
¦⸗⸗⸗¦tītˌȯid
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Greek gōnia angle

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“Goniatites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Goniatites. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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