glossopetra

noun

glos·​so·​pet·​ra
plural glossopetrae
-‧ˌtrē,
-‧ˌtrī
: any of certain isolated fossil shark teeth

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, tongue-shaped gem, from gloss- + petra rock, from Greek

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“Glossopetra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glossopetra. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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