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  • n. Alternative form of oolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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. See the Chart of geology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A granular limestone each grain of which is more or less completely spherical, and made up of concentric coats of carbonate of lime formed around a minute nucleus, which is usually a grain of sand: so called from the resemblance of the rock to the roe of a fish.
  • Same as oölitic.


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  • If zoology traditionally used one, perhaps it would be pronounced correctly.

    June 28, 2007

  • I didn't realize that oolite had one.

    June 28, 2007

  • oö!! nice diaeresis.

    June 28, 2007