heterococcolith

heterococcolith

[‚hed·ə·rō′käk·ə‚lith]
(biology)
A coccolith with crystals arranged into boat, trumpet, or basket shapes.
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A heteromorphic life cycle including diploid cells producing heterococcoliths and haploid cells holococcoliths has been described for coccolithophores (Billard and Inouye, 2004, and reference therein).