Definition of Oolite

1. Noun. (geology) A rock consisting of spherical grains within a mineral cortex accreted around a nucleus, often of quartz grains. ¹



2. Noun. (countable rare) An ooid or oolith. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative form of oolite) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oolite

1. a variety of limestone [n -S] : OOLITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Oolite

1. A variety of limestone, consisting of small round grains, resembling the roe of a fish. It sometimes constitutes extensive beds, as in the European Jurassic. Origin: Gr. An egg: cf.F. Oolithe. So named from its resemblance to the roe of fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oolite

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oolite (current term)
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Literary usage of Oolite

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1. Philosophical Magazine (1830)
"Inf. oolite. Dundry. And litu. Mid. and S. 10. concavus (Sow) ... Coral, oolite, cole, grit, Kell. rock, and inf. oolite. Yorks. (Phil.). ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"The Relations of the Great oolite to the Forest Murble and Fuller's.earth ... The southerly attenuation of the Great oolite, and its absence in Dorsetshire, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"In Rutlandshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire the following beds, in descending order, belong to the Inferior oolite: ..."

4. A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1857)
"PURBECK BEDS AND oolite. The Purbeck beds a member of the Jurassic group—Subdivisions of that group- Physical geography of the oolite in England and ..."

5. A Geological Manual by Henry Thomas De La Beche (1833)
"oolite, Great oolite, and Inf. oolite, Yorks., Phil. ; Coral Rag, ... Inf. oolite, Yorks., Phil. 4. concava, Sow. Portland Stone, Tisbury, Benett. ..."

6. Elements of Geology by Charles Lyell (1839)
"Divisions of the oolite. CHAPTER XVII. oolite AND LIAS. Subdivisions of the Oolitic group — Fossil shells — Corals in the calcareous divisions only — Buried ..."

7. Elements of Geology by Charles Lyell (1845)
"Divisions of the oolite. CHAPTER XVII. oolite AND LIAS. Subdivisions of the Oolitic group—Fossil shells—Corals in the calcareous divisions only—Buried ..."

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