/ (ˈɡəʊnɪəˌtaɪt) /
any extinct cephalopod mollusc of the genus Goniatites and related genera, similar to ammonites: a common fossil of Devonian and Carboniferous rocks
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Word Origin for goniatite
C19: from Greek gōnia angle, referring to the angular sutures in some species + -ite 1
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Example sentences from the Web for goniatite
The venerable Orthoceras and the Goniatite linger on through the epoch and into the first period of the succeeding era.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton