Definition of Nummulite

1. Noun. Large fossil protozoan of the Tertiary period.

Generic synonyms: Foram, Foraminifer
Group relationships: Family Nummulitidae, Nummulitidae

Definition of Nummulite

1. n. A fossil of the genus Nummulites and allied genera.

Definition of Nummulite

1. Noun. A protozoan from the Tertiary period, known only as fossils ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nummulite

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Medical Definition of Nummulite

1. 1. A fossil of the genus Nummulites and allied genera. 2. A genus of extinct Tertiary Foraminifera, having a thin, flat, round shell, containing a large number of small chambers arranged spirally. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nummulite

numismatist
numismatists
numismatography
numismatologist
numismatologists
numismatology
nummary
nummiform
nummular
nummular dermatitis
nummular eczema
nummular sputum
nummular syphilid
nummulation
nummulations
nummulite (current term)
nummulites
nummulitic
nummy
numnah
numnahs
numps
numpses
numptie
numpties
numpty
numptyish
numse
numskull
numskulled

Literary usage of Nummulite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"... largest pieces of ancient coin so called are more correctly to be considered as medals, struck for Prizes in the games, or in commemoration of nummulite ..."

2. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"It was admitted, however, that the nummulite rocks of Ronca, Monte Bolca, and a few other localities were, as Elte de Beaumont had said, of Tertiary age. ..."

3. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Ninetheenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"It was admitted, however, that the nummulite rocks of Ronca, Monte Bolca, and a few other localities were, as Elie de Beaumont had said, of Tertiary age. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Building and Ornamental Stones of Great Britain and by Edward Hull (1872)
"The great formation of nummulite limestone occurs in full force in the north of Africa, as for example in Algeria and Morocco. It has been traced from Egypt ..."

5. History of Geology and Palaeontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1914)
"It was admitted, however, that the nummulite rocks of Ronca, Monte Bolca, and a few other localities were, as Elie de Beaumont had said, of Tertiary age. ..."

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