oolite

noun oo·lite \ ˈō-ə-ˌlīt \

Definition of oolite

:a rock consisting of small round grains usually of calcium carbonate cemented together

oolitic

play \ˌō-ə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of oolite

probably from French oolithe, from oo- o- + -lithe -lite


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