Definitions for halysites
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a genus of Silurian fossil corals; the chain corals. See Chain coral, under Chain
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. "a`lysis a chain.]
Halysites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral. Colonies range from less than one to tens of centimeters in diameter, and they fed upon plankton.
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