Cyatholith Cy*ath"olith (s?-?th"?-l?th), n. [Gr. ky`aqos a cup + -lith.] (Biol.) A kind of coccolith, which in shape resembles a minute cup widened at the top, and varies in size from 1/6000 to 1/8000 of an inch. [1913 Webster]

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  • cyath- — combining form or cyatho Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kyath , kyatho , from kyathos more at cyathus : cup : cup shaped …   Useful english dictionary

  • -lith — suffix denoting types of stone (laccolith; monolith). Etymology: Gk lithos stone * * * ˌlith noun combining form ( s) Etymology: New Latin lithus & French lithe, from Greek lithos stone 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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