Turbinoid

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Turbinoid (Zoöl) Like or pertaining to Turbo or the family Turbinidæ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • turbinoid Top-shaped; turbiniform; spirally coiled, wreathed, or whorled, as the turns of a shell. Specifically applied— To shells, whether of foraminifers, gastropods, or cephalopods, whose whorls rise in a conical or conoidal figure, as compared with shells coiled fiat in one plane.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Turbinoid top-shaped
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Turbo, and -oid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. turbo, turbinis, a whirl—turbāre, to disturb—turba, disorder.