: 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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New Latin, from receptaculum + -ites

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“Receptaculites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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