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pi·so·lith (pī′sə-lĭth′, -zə-, pĭs′ə-, pĭz′ə-)
A small, rounded, concentric accretion of rock, usually of calcium carbonate, larger and less regular than an oolite. Also called pisolite.
(Geological Science) geology any of the pea-sized concentric formations within a fine matrix that form a pisolite
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Iron (Fe) nodules and pisoliths
are a common feature of many soils and weathering profiles in the tropics, subtropics, regions of Mediterranean climate and even temperate regions (Amouric et al.
Well-known bauxite mineralogist, Professor Eggleton of the Australian National University coined the term "PDM" for these black pisoliths
which he found in bauxites from Weipa, Northern QLD.
FTIR-RM mapping has been used to determine the distribution of the different chemical components in human gallstones , to characterize the minerals in pisoliths
, the mineral and collagen in tooth dentin  and the mineral and resins in dental composites .