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phytolith

[fahyt-l-ith] /ˈfaɪt l ɪθ/
noun
1.
a microscopic silica body that forms in a living plant and becomes fossilized.
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  • Zinc iodide and centrifugation allow rapid, inexpensive phytolith separation.
  • phytolith studies only detect those species producing identifiable opal phytoliths.

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