ooid

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surface of an ooid-rich limestone

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oo- +‎ -id

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ooid (plural ooids)

  1. (geology) A small calcium carbonate or iron coated grain found on the seafloor.

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ooid (comparative more ooid, superlative most ooid)

  1. Shaped like an egg; ovoid; ovate.
    • 2001, George L. Hersey, The Monumental Impulse: Architecture's Biological Roots, page 152:
      One thinks of everything from amphitheaters like the Colosseum to Buckminster Fuller in his more ooid modes

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