plural -s
: a body of rock built up by or composed mainly of sedentary organisms (such as corals, algae, or mollusks) and enclosed or surrounded by rock of different origin compare biostrome

Word History


bi- + Greek herma sunken rock, reef

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“Bioherm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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