Definition of Stylolite

1. Noun. (geology) An irregular surface between strata consisting of toothlike projections; most common in limestone and dolomite. ¹



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Definition of Stylolite

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stylolite

stylobates
styloglossal
stylograph
stylographic
stylographical
stylographically
stylographies
stylographs
stylography
stylohyal
stylohyals
stylohyoid
styloid
styloid process
styloids
stylolite (current term)
stylolites
stylomastoid
stylomastoid vein
stylomaxillary
stylometer
stylometers
stylometric
stylometrics
stylometry
stylommatophorous
stylophone
stylophones
stylopodia
stylopodium

Literary usage of Stylolite

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"... and it is believed that they are due to pressure of the superincumbent rock, which the stylolite has been able to resist to a certain extent because ..."

2. Report by Geological Survey of Ohio (1873)
"3), the markings are peculiarly delicate and beautiful. A specimen from Fish's quarry, intermediate between stylolite and slick- ..."

3. The Quarrying Industry of Missouri by Ernest Robertson Buckley, Henry Andrew Buehler (1904)
"stylolite.—This term is applied to the irregular toothed jointing planes occurring in limestone ... This term is used synonymously with stylolite. Syenite. ..."

4. Reports by Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines, Bureau of Geology and Mines, Missouri (1898)
"coating of smooth dark clay rests on top of the stylolite. In a few instances I have seen where a stylolite has developed from beneath a fossil, ..."

5. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1893)
"... more often made up of crinoidal remains with intermingled shells of Brachiopoda. The Burlington beds are also generally traversed by stylolite bands. ..."

6. A Handbook of Rocks, for Use Without the Microscope by James Furman Kemp (1900)
"stylolite, small, columnar developments in limestones or other calcareous rocks that run across the stratification. They appear to have been caused by some ..."

7. A Handbook of Rocks: For Use Without the Microscope by James Furman Kemp (1896)
"stylolite, small columnar developments in limestones or other calcareous rocks that run across the stratification. They appear to have been caused by some ..."

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