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dolomite

1. n. [Geology]

[CaMg(CO3)2] A widely-distributed carbonate mineral and chief constituent of dolostone.

See: carbonatedolomitizationdolostonelimestonemineralporositysedimentary

Photomicrograph of dolomite rhombs.

2. n. [Geology]

The name given to dolomitized limestone.

See: carbonatedolomitizationdolostonelimestone

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