coronule

noun

cor·​o·​nule
ˈkȯrəˌnyül,
kəˈrōˌ-
plural -s
: the peripheral ring of spines on the shells of some diatoms (as members of the genus Stephanodiscus)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin coronula, from Medieval Latin, from Latin corona crown + -ula -ule

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“Coronule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronule. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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