noun Hin·ni·tes \hiˈnīt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Hinnites

  1. :  a genus of scallops (family Pectinidae) containing forms that become attached to the substrate with consequent thickening and modification of the shell to resemble that of an oyster and including the rock oyster (H. giganteus) of the Pacific coast of North America

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Origin and Etymology of hinnites

New Latin, from Latin hinnus + New Latin -ites

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a brief usually trivial fact

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