Turrilite Tur"ri*lite, n. [L. turris tower + Gr. ? stone: cf. F. turrilite.] (Paleon.) Any fossil ammonite of the genus {Turrilites}. The shell forms an open spiral with the later whorls separate. [1913 Webster]

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  • turrilite — (tur ri li t ) s. f. Nom sous lequel on désigne toute coquille turriculée fossile, à quelque genre qu elle appartienne …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • turrilite — tur·ri·lite …   English syllables

  • turrilite — ˈtərəˌlīt noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Turrilites : an ammonoid or fossil of the genus Turrilites …   Useful english dictionary

  • turriliticone — ˌtərəˈlid.əˌkōn noun ( s) Etymology: turrilite + i + cone : an ammonite asymmetrically coiled like a gastropod with a high spire …   Useful english dictionary

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