Coccolith



[kok-uh-lith] /ˈkɒk əˌlɪθ/

noun
1.
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.
/ˈkɒkəlɪθ/
noun
1.
any of the round calcareous plates in chalk formations: formed the outer layer of unicellular plankton

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