Meaning of discolith in English:

discolith

Pronunciation /ˈdɪskə(ʊ)lɪθ/

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noun

Biology
  • Any coccolith with a more or less discoid shape, often with a thickened or elevated rim surrounding a central area which may be perforated.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. From disco- + -lith, after scientific Latin Discolithus.