Nummulitic

nummulite

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

Origin:
1805–15; nummul(ar) + -ite1

nummulitic [nuhm-yuh-lit-ik] , adjective
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nummulite (ˈnʌmjʊˌlaɪt)
 
n
any of various large fossil protozoans of the family Nummulitidae, common in Tertiary times: phylum Foraminifera (foraminifers)
 
[C19: from New Latin Nummulites genus name, from Latin nummulus, from nummus coin]
 
nummulitic
 
adj

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