Nummulitic
Nummulitic Num`mu*lit"ic, a. Of, like, composed of, containing, nummulites; as, nummulitic beds. [1913 Webster]

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  • nummulitic — See nummulite. * * * …   Universalium

  • nummulitic — adjective Of or pertaining to nummulites …   Wiktionary

  • nummulític — num|mu|lí|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • nummulitic — num·mu·lit·ic …   English syllables

  • nummulitic — adjective see nummulite …   Useful english dictionary

  • nummulitic limestone — noun Etymology: New Latin Nummulites, genus of foraminifers, from Latin nummulus Date: 1833 the most widely distributed and distinctive formation of the Eocene in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nummulitic limestone — limestone composed predominantly of fossil nummulites. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • nummulitic limestone — noun : the most widely distributed and distinctive formation of the Eocene in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa attaining a thickness of thousands of feet and being composed chiefly of the remains of foraminifers (especially of the genus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nummulite — nummulitic /num yeuh lit ik/, adj. /num yeuh luyt /, n. a fossil foraminifer of the genus Camerina (Nummulites), having a calcareous, usually disklike shell. [1805 15; NUMMUL(AR) + ITE1] * * * ▪ paleontology       any of the thousands of extinct… …   Universalium

  • Flysch — (fl[=e]sh), n. [A Swiss word, fr. G. fliessen to flow, melt.] (Geol.) A name given to the series of sandstones and schists overlying the true nummulitic formation in the Alps, and included in the Eocene Tertiary. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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