Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- adj. zoology Like or relating to Turbo or the family Turbinidae.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to Turbo or the family
- See turbo and -oid. (Wiktionary)
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