coccolith

noun coc·co·lith \-ˌlith\

Definition of coccolith

plural

-s

  1. :  a minute calcareous body found in chalk and deep-sea ooze and constituting the skeletal remains of a coccolithophore

coccolithic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of coccolith

cocc- + -lith


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