Discolith Dis"co*lith, n. [Gr. ? a round plate + -lith.] (Biol.) One of a species of coccoliths, having an oval discoidal body, with a thick strongly refracting rim, and a thinner central portion. One of them measures about 1/50000 of an inch in its longest diameter. [1913 Webster]

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  • discolith — dis·co·lith …   English syllables

  • discolith — ˈdiskəˌlith noun ( s) Etymology: disc + lith : a discoidal coccolith compare tremalith …   Useful english dictionary

  • -lith — suffix denoting types of stone (laccolith; monolith). Etymology: Gk lithos stone * * * ˌlith noun combining form ( s) Etymology: New Latin lithus & French lithe, from Greek lithos stone 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tremalith — ˈtreməˌlith, ˈtrēm noun ( s) Etymology: Greek trēma hole + English lith more at throw : a minutely punctate coccolith compare discolith …   Useful english dictionary

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