stromatolite

noun stro·mat·o·lite \ strō-ˈma-tə-ˌlīt \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of stromatolite

: a laminated usually mounded sedimentary fossil formed from layers of cyanobacteria, calcium carbonate, and trapped sediment

stromatolitic

play \-ˌma-tə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of stromatolite

Latin stromat-, stroma bed covering + English -o- + -lite


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