from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shaped like a coin; resembling a nummulite in structural characters; nummulitic.


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  • Obs. n. or adj., A fossil or extant foraminiferan of the genus Nummulites (now sometimes included in the genus Camerina) or a related genus, having a calcareous skeleton typically in the form of a flat spiral resembling a disc, numerous in certain Tertiary strata; of or relating to nummulites; (of a deposit) containing nummulites; nummulitic.

    August 3, 2008