baculite

[ bak-yuh-lahyt ]
/ ˈbæk yəˌlaɪt /

noun

any ammonite of the genus Baculites, of the Cretaceous Period, having a straight shell with a spiral tip.

Origin of baculite

1815–25; < Latin bacul(um) walking stick, staff + -ite1

Related forms

bac·u·lit·ic [bak-yuh-lit-ik] /ˌbæk yəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjectivebac·u·loid, noun
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