hippurite definition

  • noun:
    • A fossil bivalve mollusk associated with genus Hippurites, of several species, having a conical, cup-shaped undervalve, with a flattish upper device or top.
    • A fossil bivalve mollusk associated with the genus Hippurites, of several species, having a conical, cup-shaped under valve, with a flattish top valve or top. Hippurites are located just within the Cretaceous rocks.
    • A specimen or types of your family Hippuritidæ the Rudistes; a horsetail. Hippurites had been formerly classed by Lamarck and Latreille with belemnites, etc., to be cephalopods.
    • A kind of fossil cupcoral, Cyathophyllum ceratites of Goldfuss.
  • others:
    • with respect to or obtaining the figures regarding the Hippuritidæ
    • identical to hippuritic.

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