Cyathophylloid
Cyathophylloid Cy`a*tho*phyl"loid (s?`?-th?-f?l"loid), a. [NL. cyathophyllum, fr. Gr. ky`aqos a cup + fy`llon a leaf.] (Paleon.) Like, or pertaining to, the family {Cyathophyllid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cyathophylloid — Cy a*tho*phyl loid, n. (Paleon.) A fossil coral of the family {Cyathophyllid[ae]}; sometimes extended to fossil corals of other related families belonging to the group Rugosa; also called {cup corals}. Thay are found in paleozoic rocks. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cyathophylloid — cy·a·tho·phyl·loid …   English syllables

  • cyathophylloid — adjective or noun see cyathophyllidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • cup corals — Cyathophylloid Cy a*tho*phyl loid, n. (Paleon.) A fossil coral of the family {Cyathophyllid[ae]}; sometimes extended to fossil corals of other related families belonging to the group Rugosa; also called {cup corals}. Thay are found in paleozoic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rugosa — Ru*go sa, n. pl. [NL. See {Rugose}.] (Paleon.) An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zaphrentis — a*phren tis, n. [NL.] (Paleon.) An extinct genus of cyathophylloid corals common in the Paleozoic formations. It is cup shaped with numerous septa, and with a deep pit in one side of the cup. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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