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- n. Plural form of orthoceratite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Orthoceras.
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Great was the delight of all to find them described as orthoceratites, and an expedition to the spot was planned for some half-holiday.
"Thus the encrinites, the belemnites, the orthoceratites, the ostracites, the terebratules, etc., all animals which habitually live at the bottom, found for the most part among the fossils deposited on the point of the globe in question, are unimpeachable witnesses which attest that this same place was once part of the bottom or great depths of the sea."