Definitions for ooliteˈoʊ əˌlaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a limestone composed of minute rounded concretions resembling fish roe.
Origin of oolite:
1775–85; (< F oölithe) < NL oölithēs. See oo -, -lite
A rock consisting of spherical grains within a mineral cortex accreted around a nucleus, often of quartz grains.
An ooid or oolith.
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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