[ kok-uh-lith ]
/ ˈkɒk əˌlɪθ /
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a microscopic calcareous disk or ring making up part of the covering of certain marine plankton and forming much of the content of chalk rocks.
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British Dictionary definitions for coccolith
/ (ˈkɒkəlɪθ) /
any of the round calcareous plates in chalk formations: formed the outer layer of unicellular plankton
Word Origin for coccolith
C19: New Latin, from Greek kokkos berry + lithos stone
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