baculite

[ bak-yuh-lahyt ]

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

Origin of baculite

1
1815–25; <Latin bacul(um) walking stick, staff + -ite1

Other words from baculite

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

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