favosite

favosite

[fav-uh-sahyt]
noun
any of numerous corals of the extinct genus Favosites, most common during the Silurian and Devonian periods, having polygonal cells with rows of pores in the walls.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin Favosites, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ōs(us) -ose1 + Greek -itēs -ite1

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