a carbonate rock formation, in the form of an ancient reef or hummock, consisting of the fossilized remains of corals, algae, mollusks, and other sedentary marine life, and commonly surrounded by rock of a different lithology.
a mound of material laid down by sedentary marine organisms, esp a coral reef
the fossilized remains of such a mound
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noun (pl) -tries an industry that makes use of biotechnology and other advanced life science methodologies in the creation or alteration of life forms or processes
an island in the Bight of Biafra, near the W coast of Africa: a province of Equatorial Guinea. About 800 sq. mi. (2072 sq. km). noun an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the coast of Cameroon: part of Equatorial Guinea. Capital: Malabo. Area: 2017 sq km (786 sq miles) Former names (until 1973) […]