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favosite

fav·o·site
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fav-uh-sahyt]
    • /ˈfæv əˌsaɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fav-uh-sahyt]
    • /ˈfæv əˌsaɪt/

Definitions of favosite word

  • noun favosite any of numerous corals of the extinct genus Favosites, most common during the Silurian and Devonian periods, having polygonal cells with rows of pores in the walls. 1
  • adjective favosite (zoology) Like or pertaining to the genus Favosites. 0

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Origin of favosite

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
1825-35; < New Latin Favosites, equivalent to Latin fav(us) honeycomb + -ōs(us) -ose1 + Greek -itēs -ite1

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Parts of speech for Favosite

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

favosite popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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