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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A minute calcareous rodlike structure found both at the surface and the bottom of the ocean, supposed by some to be a calcareous alga.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A minute calcareous rodlike structure found both at the surface and the bottom of the ocean; -- supposed by some to be a calcareous alga.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minute rhabdoidal concretion of calcareous matter occurring in globigerina-ooze—one of the elements which cover a rhabdosphere.

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