dolomite NOUN a mineral or sedimentary rock consisting chiefly of a carbonate of calcium and magnesium.
DERIVATIVES dolomitic adjective.
ORIGIN named after the French geologist Dolomieu (1750 1801).

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  • dolomite — [ dɔlɔmit ] n. f. • 1838; de dolomie ou de Dolomieu, n. pr. ♦ Minér. Carbonate naturel de calcium et de magnésium [CaMg(CO3)2], entrant dans la composition de la dolomie. ● dolomite nom féminin (de Dolomieu, nom propre) Carbonate naturel, double …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dolomite — [dō′lə mīt΄, däl′əmīt] n. [after Déodat de Dolomieu (1750 1801), Fr geologist] 1. a light colored, semihard, rhombohedral mineral, calcium magnesium carbonate, CaMg(CO3) 2, with a glassy luster and perfect cleavage, used in making cement,… …   English World dictionary

  • dolomite — dol o*mite (d[o^]l [ o]*m[imac]t), n. [After the French geologist Dolomieu.] (Geol. & Min.) A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolomite — 1794, named for French geologist Déodat De Gratet De Dolomieu (1750 1801) who described the rock in his study of the Alps (1791) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dolomite — s. f. [Mineralogia] Variedade de carbonato de cal e de magnésio. = DOLOMIA   ♦ Grafia no Brasil: dolomita …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Dolomite — This article is about the rock and mineral. For other uses, see Dolomite (disambiguation). Dolomite Dolomite and magnesite – Spain General Cat …   Wikipedia

  • dolomite — dolomitic /dol euh mit ik/, adj. /doh leuh muyt , dol euh /, n. 1. a very common mineral, calcium magnesium carbonate, CaMg(CO3)2, occurring in crystals and in masses. 2. a rock consisting essentially or largely of this mineral. [1785 95; < F,… …   Universalium

  • Dolomite — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Dolomite (homonymie). Dolomite Catégorie V : carbonates et nitrates[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dolomite — Tecnica SpA Unternehmensform Società per azioni Gründung 1960 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dolomite —    1. The pure mineral dolomite has the composition CaMg(CO3)2 and has properties very similar to those of calcite. The rock dolomite consists mainly of the mineral dolomite, with subordinate calcite, and has properties very similar to those of… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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