belemnite

[n] - a conical calcareous fossil tapering to a point at one end and with a conical cavity at the other end containing (when unbroken) a small chambered phragmocone from the shell of any of numerous extinct cephalopods of the family Belemnitidae
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Belemnite

• (n.) A conical calcareous fossil, tapering to a point at the lower extremity, with a conical cavity at the other end, where it is ordinarily broken; but when perfect it contains a small chambered cone, called the phragmocone, prolonged, on one side, into a delicate concave blade; the thunderstone. It is the internal shell of a cephalopod rel...
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belemnite

<paleontology> A conical calcareous fossil, tapering to a point at the lower extremity, with a conical cavity at the other end, where it is ordinarily broken; but when perfect it contains a small chambered cone, called the phragmocone, prolonged, on one side, into a delicate concave blade; the thunderstone. It is the internal shell of a cepha...
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belemnite

noun a conical calcareous fossil tapering to a point at one end and with a conical cavity at the other end containing (when unbroken) a small chambered phragmocone from the shell of any of numerous extinct cephalopods of the family Belemnitidae
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Belemnite

Be·lem'nite noun [ Greek ... dart, from ... dart, from ... to throw: confer French bélemnite .] (Paleon.) A conical calcareous fossil, tapering to a point at the lower extremity, with a conical cavity at the other end, where it is ordinarily broken; but when perfect...
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Belemnite

Belemnites are extinct, squid-like molluscs of the Cephalopoda class with a bullet-shaped internal shell. Fossils are found from the Upper Carboniferous period to the Eocene epoch. The fossils are straight, solid, tapering and dart-shaped, and were formerly popularly known as arrow-heads, thunderbolts, finger-stones, etc.
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Belemnite

Belemnites meaning darts or javelins) were squid-like cephalopods that evolved during the Carboniferous period (roughly 345 to 280 million years ago); they went extinct 65 million years ago during the K-T extinction . They are common fossils, especially in Jurassic and Cretaceous period sediment, and are used as index fossils Belemnites had a penci...
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