Hippurite
Hippurite Hip"pu*rite, n. [Gr. ? decked with a horse's tail; "i`ppos horse + ? tail: cf. F. hippurite.] (Paleon.) A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus {Hippurites}, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped under valve, with a flattish upper valve or lid. Hippurites are found only in the Cretaceous rocks. [1913 Webster]

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  • hippurite — ● hippurite nom féminin (latin hippuris, idos, prêle des bois, du grec hippouris) Rudiste des mers du crétacé supérieur, ayant constitué d énormes récifs. ⇒HIPPURITE, subst. masc. Mollusque fossile (Lamellibranches) du crétacé, à coquille bivalve …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hippurite — (i ppu ri t ) s. f. Genre de coquilles univalves qui n ont encore été trouvées qu à l état fossile …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hippurite — hip·pu·rite …   English syllables

  • hippurite — ˈhipyəˌrīt noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Hippurites : a mollusk or fossil of the genus Hippurites …   Useful english dictionary

  • Radiolite — Ra di*o*lite (r[=a] d[i^]*[ o]*l[imac]t), n. [L. radius ray + lite: cf. F. radiolithe.] (Paleon.) A hippurite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rudista — Rudistes Ru*dis tes, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. rudis rough.] (Paleon.) An extinct order or suborder of bivalve mollusks characteristic of the Cretaceous period; called also {Rudista}. See Illust. under {Hippurite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rudistes — Ru*dis tes, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. rudis rough.] (Paleon.) An extinct order or suborder of bivalve mollusks characteristic of the Cretaceous period; called also {Rudista}. See Illust. under {Hippurite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lebanon — • So called from the snow which covers the highest peaks during almost the entire year, or from the limestone which glistens white in the distance Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lebanon     Lebanon …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • radiolite — noun A form of igneous rock that has a radial, fanlike texture of crystals; a hippurite See Also: radiolitic …   Wiktionary

  • fossile — [ fosil ] adj. et n. m. • 1556; lat. fossilis 1 ♦ Qui a vécu, existé dans une ère passée et a été conservé dans les roches par enfouissement ou infiltration. Espèce fossile, disparue à l heure actuelle. Le dinosaure fait partie des grands… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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