1The cuplike calcareous skeleton of a single coral polyp.
- If I were to look at photographs of the deep structure of this piece, I'd see down into the level of the skeleton of each coral polyp, the corallite.
- The fine skeletal structures of the corallites are typically obliterated; skeletons are composed of fine to coarse, neomorphic calcite.
- Daughter corallites possess relatively large diameters from the beginning, along with a robust colonial pattern.
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