- the skeleton of a single coral polyp.
Origin of corallite
Examples from the Web for corallite
Historical Examples of corallite
The home of each animal is called a corallite, and the aggregation of many corallites is a corallum.
The corallite is composed of carbonate of lime secreted by the polyp, and, broadly speaking, may be called a skeleton.
The septa meet in the center of the corallite, making star-like pits; the surface is comparatively smooth.
- the skeleton of a coral polyp