nummulitic limestone

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noun num·mu·lit·ic limestone \ˌnəm-yə-ˈli-tik-\

Definition of nummulitic limestone

  1. :  the most widely distributed and distinctive formation of the Eocene in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa

Origin and Etymology of nummulitic limestone

New Latin Nummulites, genus of foraminifers, from Latin nummulus


First Known Use: 1830


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