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Noun: belemnite  'be-lum,nIt
  1. 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

Derived forms: belemnites

Type of: fossil

Part of: Belemnitidae, family Belemnitidae

Encyclopedia: Belemnite