Scaphite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scaphite (Paleon) Any fossil cephalopod shell of the genus Scaphites, belonging to the Ammonite family and having a chambered boat-shaped shell. Scaphites are found in the Cretaceous formation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scaphite A fossil cephalopod of the genus Scaphites.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scapha, a boat, fr. Gr. ska`fh a boat, anything dug or scooped out, fr. ska`ptein to dig

Usage

In literature:

The group is 33 ft. thick, and is followed by the Scaphites group, 50 ft.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
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