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
dolomiticplay \ˌdō-lə-ˈmi-tik, ˌdä-\ adjective
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As years passed, marine sediments formed a layer of limestone known as dolomite nearly 100 feet thick.
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Origin and Etymology of dolomite
French, from Déodat de Dolomieu †1801 French geologist
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
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