plural noun Coc·co·lith·o·phor·i·dae

Definition of Coccolithophoridae

  1. :  a family of minute marine chrysomonad flagellates having a skeleton of calcareous plates — see coccolithophore

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Origin and Etymology of coccolithophoridae

New Latin, from Coccolithophora, type genus (from English coccolith + New Latin -o- + -phora) + -idae

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