Belemnite Definition

bĕləm-nīt
noun
The cigar-shaped fossilized internal shell of extinct cephalopods (order Belemnoidea) of the Mesozoic Era.
Webster's New World
other
The fossilized internal shell of one of these cephalopods. Belemnites are used as index fossils .
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Other Word Forms of Belemnite

Noun

Singular:
belemnite
Plural:
belemnites

Origin of Belemnite

  • New Latin belemnītēs from Greek belemnon dart gwelə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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