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A single-celled marine flagellate that secretes a calcareous shell, forming an important constituent of the phytoplankton.
- ‘Fossils of this group date back into the Jurassic, where they first become abundant, and some possible fossils of coccolithophores have been recovered from the Pennsylvanian.’
- ‘The brown algæ that produce tiny washer-shaped coccoliths are known as coccolithophores, and these also float in the upper section of the open seas.’
- ‘This satellite image of a coccolithophore bloom off the coasts of Cornwall and Brittany was taken on Wednesday.’
- ‘Diatoms and coccolithophores particularly are important sources of food for small aquatic predators.’
- ‘They're performing laboratory experiments with microscopic shell-building phytoplankton known as coccolithophores.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.