Definitions for ooliteˈoʊ əˌlaɪt

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o•o•liteˈoʊ əˌlaɪt(n.)

  1. a limestone composed of minute rounded concretions resembling fish roe.

    Category: Geology

Origin of oolite:

1775–85; (< F oölithe) < NL oölithēs. See oo -, -lite

o`o•lit′ic-ˈlɪt ɪk(adj.)


  1. oolite(Noun)

    A rock consisting of spherical grains within a mineral cortex accreted around a nucleus, often of quartz grains.

  2. oolite(Noun)

    An ooid or oolith.


  1. Oolite

    Oolite is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains composed of concentric layers. The name derives from the Hellenic word òoion for egg. Strictly, oolites consist of ooids of diameter 0.25–2 mm; rocks composed of ooids larger than 2 mm are called pisolites. The term oolith can refer to oolite or individual ooids.


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