calicoblastic epithelium
(CNIDARIA: Anthozoa)
A specialized portion of the ectoderm of corals that produces the aragonite skeleton in the true or stony corals.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • aragonite — n. [fr. Aragon, in Spain] 1. A calcium carbonate, dimorphous with calcite. 2. The innermost layer of a shell. 3. (CNIDARIA: Anthozoa) The skeleton of coral, produced by the calicoblastic epithelium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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