chain coral

noun

Definition of chain coral

: a fossil coral (genus Halysites) common in the upper Ordovician and Silurian rocks having tubular corallites of oval section united by their narrow sides and looking like links of chain

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“Chain coral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chain%20coral. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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