Hippurites

noun Hip·pu·ri·tes \ˌhipyəˈrīt(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of Hippurites

  1. :  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

hippuritic

adjective

hippuritid

\-¦rītə̇d\ adjective or noun

hippuritoid

\-¦rītˌȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hippurites

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


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