radiolarite

noun

ra·​di·​o·​lar·​ite
plural -s
1
: a fossil radiolarian shell
2
: a sediment or earth composed of the skeletal remains of radiolaria

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary radiolar- (from New Latin Radiolaria) + -ite

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“Radiolarite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiolarite. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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