Coscinodiscus

noun Cos·ci·no·dis·cus \-ˈdiskəs\

Definition of Coscinodiscus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of coscinodiscus

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


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