Oolith Definition

ōə-līt
noun
A small, round grain consisting of concentric layers of calcium carbonate, silica, or dolomite that have precipitated around a shell fragment, sand grain, pellet of alga, or other central object.
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Other Word Forms of Oolith

Noun

Singular:
oolith
Plural:
ooliths

Origin of Oolith

  • oo– (since ooliths resemble fish roe in texture and appearance) –lith

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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