: 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

Word History


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

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“Ventriculites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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