nummulitic limestone

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num·​mu·​lit·​ic limestone | \ ˌnəm-yə-ˈli-tik- How to pronounce nummulitic limestone (audio) \

Definition of nummulitic limestone

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

First Known Use of nummulitic limestone

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nummulitic limestone

New Latin Nummulites, genus of foraminifers, from Latin nummulus

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“Nummulitic limestone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nummulitic%20limestone. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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