Origin of graptolite
OTHER WORDS FROM graptolitegrap·to·lit·ic [grap-tuh-lit-ik], /ˌgræp təˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use graptolite in a sentence
The strata consist of greywackes, flags and shales with seams and zones of graptolite shale which yield fossils sparingly.
A typical graptolite consists of an axis bearing a series of tooth-like projections, like a saw.
The genus Bryograptus, a many-branched graptolite, also appears to characterise this fauna.The Principles of Stratigraphical Geology|J. E. Marr
These consist of greywackes, flags and shales with bands of dark graptolite shales, the finer sediments being often well cleaved.