frustule

noun
frus·​tule | \ ˈfrəs-(ˌ)chül How to pronounce frustule (audio) , -(ˌ)t(y)ül\

Definition of frustule

: the 2-valved siliceous shell of a diatom

First Known Use of frustule

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frustule

French, from Latin frustulum, diminutive of frustum

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