One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A deposit consisting of a bed or sheet (as opposed to a mound or domed structure) of the calcareous skeletal remains of sedentary organisms (shells, crinoids, corals, etc.).
1930s. From bio- + ancient Greek στρῶμα mattress, bed: compare quot. 1932.
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