Orbitolites

noun 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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Origin and Etymology of orbitolites

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


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