Turrilites

noun Tur·ri·li·tes

Definition of Turrilites

  1. :  a genus of Cretaceous ammonoid cephalopods having a spiral sinistral turreted shell with the later whorls more or less separate

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Origin and Etymology of turrilites

New Latin, from Latin turris tower + Greek lithos stone


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