Sca·​phi·​tes | \ skəˈfīt(ˌ)ēz \

Definition of Scaphites

: a genus (the type of the family Scaphitidae) comprising Cretaceous ammonoid cephalopods that have all the whorls coiled in an involute spiral except the last which is straight for a distance and then bent back toward the coiled part

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Other Words from Scaphites

scaphitoid \ ˈskafəˌtȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Scaphites

New Latin, from scaph + -ites

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“Scaphites.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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