corallite
n. [Gr. korallion, coral]
The skeleton of an individual coral polyp.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Corallite — Cor al*lite, n. [L. corallum coral.] 1. (Min.) A mineral substance or petrifaction, in the form of coral. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the individual members of a compound coral; or that part formed by a single coral animal. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corallite — /kawr euh luyt , kor /, n. the skeleton of a single coral polyp. [1805 15; < L corall(ium) CORAL + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • corallite — noun The hard outer cup of a coral polyp See Also: coralloid, coralline, corallitic marble …   Wiktionary

  • corallite — [ kɒrəlʌɪt] noun Palaeontology the cup like calcareous skeleton of a single coral polyp. ↘a fossil coral …   English new terms dictionary

  • corallite — cor·al·lite …   English syllables

  • corallite — /ˈkɒrəlaɪt/ (say koruhluyt) noun 1. skeleton of an individual coral animal. 2. skeleton of an individual coral in a colony …   Australian English dictionary

  • corallite — n. 1 the coral skeleton of a marine polyp. 2 fossil coral. Etymology: L corallum CORAL …   Useful english dictionary

  • corallet — Corallite Cor al*lite, n. [L. corallum coral.] 1. (Min.) A mineral substance or petrifaction, in the form of coral. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the individual members of a compound coral; or that part formed by a single coral animal.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coral — For other uses, see Coral (disambiguation). Coral Pillar coral, Dendrogyra cylindricus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Coral reef — Marine habitats Biodiversity of a coral reef Lit …   Wikipedia

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