Scaphites

noun Sca·phi·tes \skəˈfīt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Scaphites

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Scaphitidae) comprising Cretaceous ammonoid cephalopods that have all the whorls coiled in an involute spiral except the last which is straight for a distance and then bent back toward the coiled part

scaphitoid

\ˈskafəˌtȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of scaphites

New Latin, from scaph + -ites


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