Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fossil sponge-spicule; one of the minute silicious elements of a sponge in a fossil state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paleon.) One of the microscopic siliceous spicules which occur abundantly in the texture of sponges, and are sometimes found fossil, as in flints.

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  • noun paleontology One of the microsporic siliceous spicules which occur abundantly in the texture of sponges, and are sometimes found fossilized, as in flints.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek for "sponge" + -lite.

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