Turritella

Tur`ri*tel"la

(?), n. [NL., dim fr. L. turris tower.] (Zol.) 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.
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