Corallite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corallite (Min) A mineral substance or petrifaction, in the form of coral.
    • Corallite (Zoöl) One of the individual members of a compound coral; or that part formed by a single coral animal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corallite Same as corallinite.
    • n corallite The calcareous secretion or hard skeleton of a single individual coral polyp in a composite coral mass, compound coral, or coral polypidom. Also called cup-coral.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corallite a petrified substance, in the form of coral
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. corallum, coral
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. coralium—Gr. korallion.