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ichnite

[ ik-nahyt ]
/ ˈɪk naɪt /
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noun

a fossil footprint.

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Also ich·no·lite [ik-nuh-lahyt]. /ˈɪk nəˌlaɪt/.

Origin of ichnite

First recorded in 1850–55; ichno- + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for ichnite

ichnite

ichnolite (ˈɪknəˌlaɪt)

/ (ˈɪknaɪt) /

noun

a less common name for trace fossil

Word Origin for ichnite

C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track + -ite 1
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