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Ancient Greek ἵππος (híppos, horse) + οὐρά (ourá, tail) +‎ -ite


hippurite (plural hippurites)

  1. (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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for hippurite in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)