Or·​bi·​to·​li·​tes | \ ˌȯ(r)bətəˈlīt(ˌ)ēz \

Definition of Orbitolites

: a genus of foraminiferans of the Eocene that form thin, broad, circular disks containing numerous small chambers disposed concentrically about a few spirally wound primordial chambers

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History and Etymology for Orbitolites

New Latin, from Latin orbita track, rut, orbit + New Latin -o- + -lites -lite

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“Orbitolites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orbitolites. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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