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favosite

[fav-uh-sahyt]
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noun
  1. 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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