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nummulite

[ nuhm-yuh-lahyt ]
/ ˈnʌm yəˌlaɪt /
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noun
a fossil foraminifer of the genus Camerina (Nummulites), having a calcareous, usually disklike shell.
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Origin of nummulite

First recorded in 1805–15; nummul(ar) + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM nummulite

num·mu·lit·ic [nuhm-yuh-lit-ik], /ˌnʌm yəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nummulite

nummulite
/ (ˈnʌmjʊˌlaɪt) /

noun
any of various large fossil protozoans of the family Nummulitidae, common in Tertiary times: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)

Derived forms of nummulite

nummulitic (ˌnʌmjʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for nummulite

C19: from New Latin Nummulites genus name, from Latin nummulus, from nummus coin
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