noun Re·cep·tac·u·li·tes \ˌrēsepˌtakyəˈlīt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Receptaculites

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Receptaculitidae) of Ordovician and Devonian calcareous fossils consisting of closely spaced plates or pillars that form a globose or discoidal mass — see sunflower coral

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Origin and Etymology of receptaculites

New Latin, from receptaculum + -ites

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