Definition of coccolithophore
: 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
coccolithophoridadjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of coccolithophore
New Latin Coccolithophora
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