bioherm

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Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ herm

Noun[edit]

bioherm (plural bioherms)

  1. (geology) A massive, unlayered, mound-shape body in discordant relationship to the surrounding layered facies which drape over it; thus either a reef or a bank (after Asquith, 1979, p.73).
  2. (geology) A mass of rock constructed from the remains of marine organisms such as coral or algae

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