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favosite

[fav-uh-sahyt] /ˈfæv əˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
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
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin Favosites, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ōs(us) -ose1 + Greek -itēs -ite1
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