Definition of oolitic in US English:

oolitic

adjective

Geology
  • See oolite

    • ‘Cycles are common, with deeper water bioclastic limestones at their base, followed by shallow marine oolitic limestones and lagoonal calcareous mudstones, with palaeokarstic horizons representing emergence at their top.’
    • ‘Suitable white wine soil tends to have more oolitic limestone and less marl in its make-up.’
    • ‘An exception is the minor cyclicity noted in Chadian oolitic limestones of South Wales, but these are restricted geographically, and it is likely that they reflect local controls rather than eustatic ones.’
    • ‘The carbonate products are made up of oolitic grains, oolitic gravels, benthic foraminifers and crinoid ossicles, in decreasing order of abundance.’
    • ‘His fieldwork, beginning over 60 years ago in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, and Greenland, recognized obvious glacial marine deposits bounded above and below by oolitic limestones that suggested tropical deposition.’

Pronunciation

oolitic

/ˌoʊəˈlɪdɪk//ˌōəˈlidik/