Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek for "sponge" + -lite.

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