Meaning of hyolithid


Pronunciation: (hī-ol'i-thid), [key]
— n.
  1. any invertebrate of the extinct genus Hyolithes, most common in the Cambrian Period, having a limy, univalve shell, and thought to be related to the pteropods.
  1. belonging or pertaining to Hyolithes.
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