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baculite

[bak-yuh-lahyt] /ˈbæk yəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
any ammonite of the genus Baculites, of the Cretaceous Period, having a straight shell with a spiral tip.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin bacul(um) walking stick, staff + -ite1
Related forms
baculitic
[bak-yuh-lit-ik] /ˌbæk yəˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
baculoid, noun
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