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Nummulite  n.  (Paleon.) A fossil of the genus Nummulites and allied genera.

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"Nummulite" Quotes from Famous Books

... only 443 feet, but at a distance the difference in height disappears, and many travellers have thus been led to attribute the same elevation to the two. The facing, of which about one-fourth exists from the summit downwards, is of nummulite limestone, compact, hard, and more homogeneous than that of the courses, with rusty patches here and there due to masses of a reddish lichen, but grey elsewhere, and with a low polish which, at a distance, reflects the sun's rays. Thick walls of unwrought stone ...
— History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12) • G. Maspero

Words linked to "Nummulite" :   Nummulitidae, foraminifer, foram, family Nummulitidae

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