Coscinodiscus

noun
Cos·​ci·​no·​dis·​cus | \ -ˈdiskəs\

Definition of Coscinodiscus

: a large genus (the type of the family Coscinodiscaceae) of chiefly marine disk-shaped diatoms that are often abundant in the plankton — see cyclotella

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History and Etymology for Coscinodiscus

New Latin, from Greek koskinon sieve + New Latin -discus

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