Tur`ri*tel"la (?), n. [NL., dim fr. L. turris tower.] Zool.

Any spiral marine gastropod belonging to Turritella and allied genera. These mollusks have an elongated, turreted shell, composed of many whorls. They have a rounded aperture, and a horny multispiral operculum.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.