coral reef definition

  • noun:
    • An erosion-resistant marine ridge or mound consisting chiefly of compacted coral and algal product and biochemically deposited magnesium and calcium carbonates.
    • A mound or hummock of compacted coral skeletons
    • a reef consisting of red coral consolidated into limestone
    • An erosion-resistant marine ridge or mound consisting chiefly of compacted coral along with algal material and biochemically deposited magnesium and calcium carbonates.
    • A mound or hummock of compacted coral skeletons
    • a reef consisting of red coral consolidated into limestone

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