Rhabdolith

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhabdolith A minute calcareous rodlike structure found both at the surface and the bottom of the ocean; -- supposed by some to be a calcareous alga.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rhabdolith A minute rhabdoidal concretion of calcareous matter occurring in globigerina-ooze—one of the elements which cover a rhabdosphere.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhabdolith rab′dō-lith a minute rhabdoidal concretion of calcareous matter forming the armature of a rhabdosphere
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "ra`bdos a rod + -lith,