Definition of osteocolla in US English:

osteocolla

noun

Geology
rare
  • A calcareous deposit forming an incrustation on the roots and stems of plants in sandy ground, especially in some parts of Germany.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654), physician and astrologer. From post-classical Latin osteocolla from osteo- + ancient Greek κόλλα glue.

Pronunciation

osteocolla

/ˌɒstɪəʊˈkɒlə/