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nummulite

[nuhm-yuh-lahyt] /ˈnʌm yəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a fossil foraminifer of the genus Camerina (Nummulites), having a calcareous, usually disklike shell.
Origin of nummulite
1805-1815
1805-15; nummul(ar) + -ite1
Related forms
nummulitic
[nuhm-yuh-lit-ik] /ˌnʌm yəˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nummulite

nummulite

/ˈnʌmjʊˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
any of various large fossil protozoans of the family Nummulitidae, common in Tertiary times: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)
Derived Forms
nummulitic (ˌnʌmjʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Nummulites genus name, from Latin nummulus, from nummus coin
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