Ventriculites

noun
Ven·​tric·​u·​li·​tes

Definition of Ventriculites

: a genus (the type of the family Ventriculitidae of the class Hyalospongiae) of fossil often vase-shaped or mushroom-shaped chiefly Cretaceous sponges having a latticed skeleton in which the nodes formed by the crossing of the spicular threads are perforated

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History and Etymology for Ventriculites

New Latin, from Latin ventriculus ventricle + New Latin -ites

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“Ventriculites.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ventriculites. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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