oolite etymology

English word oolite comes from English -lite (Used to form names of rocks and minerals.), English oo- (Relating to eggs or ova.)

Detailed word origin of oolite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lite English (eng) Used to form names of rocks and minerals.
oo- English (eng) Relating to eggs or ova.
oolite English (eng) (countable, rare) An ooid or oolith.. (geology) A rock consisting of spherical grains within a mineral cortex accreted around a nucleus, often of quartz grains.

Words with the same origin as oolite

Descendants of -lite
abukumalite acadialite chiasmus danalite dendrolite foralite francolite grapholite heliolite hematolite lepidolite malacolite meteorolite ottrelite paranatrolite phytolite pisolite praseolite radiolite retinalite ripidolite scorzalite thinolite turrilite umbalite
Descendants of oo-
aboospore ooblast oocyan oocyst oofamily oogamy oogenesis oogenetic oogenus ooid ooidal oolitic oologic oological oologist oology oophagy oophore oophorous oophyte oospecies oospore ootaxon oozooid