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baculite

[ bak-yuh-lahyt ]
/ ˈbæk yəˌlaɪt /
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noun
any ammonite of the genus Baculites, of the Cretaceous Period, having a straight shell with a spiral tip.
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Origin of baculite

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

OTHER WORDS FROM baculite

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