Turbinite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Turbinite (Paleon) A petrified shell resembling a member of the genus Turbo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turbinite A fossil shell of the family Turbinidæ. or some similar shell. Also turbite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Turbinite a fossil shell of this family
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. Turbo, the generic name, fr. L. turbo, a whirl, top: cf. F. turbinite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. turbo, a top.