Definition of Pisolite

1. n. A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea; -- called also peastone, peagrit.



Definition of Pisolite

1. Noun. (geology) A sedimentary rock formed from pisoliths ¹

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Definition of Pisolite

1. a limestone [n -S] - See also: limestone

Medical Definition of Pisolite

1. A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea. Synonym: peastone, peagrit. Oolite is similar in structure, but the concretions are as small as the roe of a fish. Origin: Gr. A pea: cf. F. Pisolithe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pisolite

pishoge
pishoges
pishogue
pishogues
pishu
pisiform
pisiform bone
pisiforms
pisketti
piskies
pisky
pismires
piso
pisohamate ligament
pisolite (current term)
pisolites
pisolith
pisoliths
pisolitic
pisometacarpal ligament
pisonia
pisonias
pisos
pisotriquetral joint
pisounciform ligament
pisouncinate ligament

Literary usage of Pisolite

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1. Strata Identified by Organized Fossils, Containing Prints on Colored Paper by William Smith (1816)
"The pisolite. part of the rock beneath has a dryer, stony, and less adhesive ... Coral Rag and pisolite, with the Sand and Sandstone beneath, make a surface ..."

2. Stratigraphical System of Organized Fossils by William Smith (1817)
"Fig- Coral Rag and pisolite Plate. SPECIES 1. Dichotomous; branches rough, closely striated longitudinally; the upper ends ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"pisolite (Gr., 'pea-stone'), a concretionary limestone, differing from oolite in having the particles as ..."

4. A Treatise on Gems: In Reference to Their Practical and Scientific Value by Lewis Feuchtwanger (1838)
"pisolite AND OOLITE. These minerals are likewise composed of carbonate of lime ; occur massive, and of distinct ..."

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