from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of fossil stone-corals, giving name to the family Favositidæ, occurring in the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous strata: so called from the regular polygonal arrangement of the porecells, as in

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paleon.) A genus of fossil corals abundant in the Silurian and Devonian rocks, having polygonal cells with perforated walls.


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