Cryptozoon

Cryptozoon

[krip-tuh-zoh-on]
noun
an extinct genus of algae from Precambrian and Cambrian times, forming irregularly hemispherical fossil colonies composed of layers of limy precipitate.

Origin:
1883; < Neo-Latin; see crypto-, -zoon

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