baetyl

[ beet-l ]
/ ˈbit l /

noun Classical Antiquity.

a meteorite or stone held sacred or believed to be of divine origin.

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Also bae·tu·lus [bee-chuh-luhs, beet-l-uhs], /ˈbi tʃə ləs, ˈbit l əs/, bae·ty·lus [beet-l-uhs]. /ˈbit l əs/.

Origin of baetyl

1850–55; <Latin baetulus<Greek baítȳlos meteoric stone

OTHER WORDS FROM baetyl

bae·tyl·ic [bee-til-ik], /biˈtɪl ɪk/, adjective
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