oolite

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noun oo·lite \ˈō-ə-ˌlīt\

Definition of oolite

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1785


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