corallite

noun cor·al·lite \ˈkȯrəˌlīt\

Definition of corallite

plural

-s

  1. :  the skeleton of a single coral polyp consisting of a septate investing wall or theca and an underlying basal plate and being imbedded in the general structure of the corallum

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Origin and Etymology of corallite

International Scientific Vocabulary corall- + -ite


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