dolomite


do·lo·mite

noun \ˈdō-lə-ˌmīt, ˈdä-\

Definition of DOLOMITE

1
:  a mineral CaMg(CO3)2 consisting of a calcium magnesium carbonate found in crystals and in extensive beds as a compact limestone
2
:  a limestone or marble rich in magnesium carbonate
do·lo·mit·ic \ˌdō-lə-ˈmi-tik, ˌdä-\ adjective

Origin of DOLOMITE

French, from Déodat de Dolomieu †1801 French geologist
First Known Use: 1794

Rhymes with DOLOMITE

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dolomite

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Type of limestone, the carbonate fraction of which is dominated by the mineral dolomite, calcium magnesium carbonate CaMg(CO). The carbonate mineral dolomite occurs in marbles, talc schists, and other magnesium-rich metamorphic rocks. It occurs in hydrothermal veins, in cavities in carbonate rocks, and less often in various sedimentary rocks as a cement. It is most common as a rock-forming mineral in carbonate rocks.

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