Definition of Oolith

1. Noun. (geology) A spherical granule of which oolite is composed, formed by concentric accretion of thin layers of a mineral around a core. Calcium carbonate (limestone) is the most common mineral that forms '''ooliths''', but they may also form from other minerals such as dolomite and silica. ¹



2. Noun. (rare) Oolite. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oolith

1. oolite [n -S] - See also: oolite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oolith

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ookinesis
ookinete
ookinetes
ookpik
ookpiks
oolachan
oolachans
oolakan
oolakans
oolemma
oolite
oolites
oolith (current term)
ooliths
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oolitics
oologic
oological
oologically
oologies
oologist
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oolong
oolong tea
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Literary usage of Oolith

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1. Geologisches Zentralblatt (1908)
"... ist aus dünnen Lagen aufgebaut. die oft von oolith umgeben sind. ... oolith hinein. Eine vertikale Teilung des ..."

2. History of Monroe County, Michigan by Talcott Enoch Wing, Helen Weightman Gay (1890)
"Next below is a compact stratum of oolith from eighteen inches to two feet ... In the upper part of the quarry we find an oolith stratum identical with the ..."

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