[ fav-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈfæv əˌsaɪt /


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.

Origin of favosite

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