Hippurite meaning

(paleontology) A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus Hippurites, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped undervalve, with a flattish upper valve or lid.
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Origin of hippurite

  • Ancient Greek ἵππος (hippos, “horse”) + οὐρά (oura, “tail”) +‎ -ite

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