corallite

noun
cor·​al·​lite | \ ˈkȯrəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of corallite

: 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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History and Etymology for corallite

International Scientific Vocabulary corall- + -ite

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“Corallite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corallite. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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