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favosite

[ fav-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈfæv əˌsaɪt /
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noun

any of numerous corals of the extinct genus Favosites, most common during the Silurian and Devonian periods, having polygonal cells with rows of pores in the walls.

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Origin of favosite

1825–35; <New Latin Favosites, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ōs(us) -ose1 + Greek -itēs-ite1
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