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stromatolite

noun stro·mat·o·lite \strō-ˈma-tə-ˌlīt\

Definition of STROMATOLITE

:  a laminated usually mounded sedimentary fossil formed from layers of cyanobacteria, calcium carbonate, and trapped sediment
stro·mat·o·lit·ic \-ˌma-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin of STROMATOLITE

Latin stromat-, stroma bed covering + English -o- + -lite
First Known Use: 1930

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