oolith

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin oolithus, from Ancient Greek ᾠο- (ōio-, oo-) + λίθος (líthos, stone), corresponding to oo- +‎ -lith

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oolith (plural ooliths)

  1. (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.
  2. (rare) Oolite.

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Glossary of Geology, 2nd Edition, American Geological Institute

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