coccolithophore

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

Definition of coccolithophore

plural

-s

  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

coccolithophorid

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of coccolithophore

New Latin Coccolithophora


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