Hippurites

noun
Hip·​pu·​ri·​tes | \ˌhipyəˈrīt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Hippurites 

: a genus (the type of the family Hippuritidae) of aberrant marine bivalve mollusks that are confined to the Cretaceous and whose lower valve is conical, usually longitudinally ribbed, and attached by its apex and whose upper valve is depressed conic with a nearly central umbo

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Other Words from Hippurites

hippuritic \¦⸗⸗¦ritik \ adjective
hippuritid \-​¦rītə̇d \ adjective or noun
hippuritoid \-​¦rītˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Hippurites

New Latin, from hipp- + ur- (tail) + -ites

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