gyrogonite


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gyrogonite

[jī′räg·ə‚nīt]
(paleobotany)
A minute, ovoid body that is the residue of the calcareous encrustation about the female sex organs of a fossil stonewort.
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The occurrence of plant macrofossils, charophyte gyrogonites and trace fossils in these deposits does not contradict this suggestion.
Two different microfacies were recognized: a) packstone with abundant angular quartz grains, gyrogonites of charophytes, small miliolids, fragments of bivalves, bryozoans, echinoderms, gastropods (Fig.