coccolith

noun
coc·​co·​lith | \ -ˌlith \
plural -s

Definition of coccolith

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

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Other Words from coccolith

coccolithic \ ¦⸗⸗¦lithik \ adjective

History and Etymology for coccolith

cocc- + -lith

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“Coccolith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coccolith. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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