[[t]ˈæm əˌnaɪt[/t]] n.
the coiled, chambered fossil shell of an ammonoid
Etymology: 1700–10; < NL Ammonites= ML (cornū) Ammōn(is) lit., horn of Ammon I+-ītes -ite I am`mo•nit′ic -ˈnɪt ɪk adj. am•mon•i•toid əˈmɒn ɪˌtɔɪd adj.

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