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dolomite

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noun do·lo·mite \ˈdō-lə-ˌmīt, ˈdä-\

Definition of dolomite

  1. 1 :  a mineral CaMg(CO3)2 consisting of a calcium magnesium carbonate found in crystals and in extensive beds as a compact limestone

  2. 2 :  a limestone or marble rich in magnesium carbonate

dolomitic

play \ˌdō-lə-ˈmi-tik, ˌdä-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of dolomite

French, from Déodat de Dolomieu †1801 French geologist


First Known Use: 1794


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