Definition of olistostrome in English:

olistostrome

noun

Geology
  • A sedimentary deposit composed of a heterogeneous mixture of materials and formed by the sliding or slumping of semi-fluid sediment.

Origin

1950s. From ancient Greek ὀλισθεῖν to slip, glide + στρῶμα bed.

Pronunciation

olistostrome

/ɒˈlɪstə(ʊ)ˌstrəʊm/