noun coc·co·lith·o·phore \ˌkäkōˈlithəˌfō(ə)r, ˌkäkəˈ-\

Definition of coccolithophore



  1. :  any of numerous minute mostly marine planktonic biflagellated organisms with brown chromatophores and complex calcareous, less commonly siliceous, shells that are sometimes considered to constitute the family Coccolithophoridae of the order Chrysomonadina


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Origin and Etymology of coccolithophore

New Latin Coccolithophora

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