dolomite

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dol·o·mite

 (dō′lə-mīt′, dŏl′ə-)
n.
1. A white or light-colored mineral, essentially CaMg(CO3)2, used in fertilizer, as a furnace refractory, and as a construction and ceramic material.
2. A magnesia-rich sedimentary rock resembling limestone.

[French, after Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801), French geologist.]

dol′o·mit′ic (-mĭt′ĭk) adj.
dol′o·mit′i·za′tion (-mĭt′ĭ-zā′shən) n.
dol′o·mit·ize′ (-mĭ-tīz′) v.

dolomite

(ˈdɒləˌmaɪt)
n
1. (Minerals) a white mineral often tinted by impurities, found in sedimentary rocks and veins. It is used in the manufacture of cement and as a building stone (marble). Composition: calcium magnesium carbonate. Formula: CaMg(CO3)2. Crystal structure: hexagonal (rhombohedral)
2. (Geological Science) a sedimentary rock resembling limestone but consisting principally of the mineral dolomite. It is an important source of magnesium and its compounds, and is used as a building material and refractory
[C18: named after Déodat de Dolomieu (1750–1801), French mineralogist]
dolomitic adj

do•lo•mite

(ˈdoʊ ləˌmaɪt, ˈdɒl ə-)

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; < French, after Dutch. de Dolom(ieu) (1750–1801), French mineralogist; see -ite1]
dol•o•mit•ic (ˌdɒl əˈmɪt ɪk) adj.

dol·o·mite

(dō′lə-mīt′, dŏl′ə-mīt′)
1. A gray, pink, or white mineral consisting mainly of a carbonate of calcium and magnesium. Dolomite occurs as rhombohedral crystals with a pearly to glassy luster. It is a common rock-forming mineral.
2. A sedimentary rock containing more than 50 percent of the mineral dolomite by weight.

dolomite

A mineral or sedimentary rock made of calcium magnesium carbonate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolomite - a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonatedolomite - a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
2.dolomite - a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer
atomic number 12, magnesium, Mg - a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Translations

dolomite

[ˈdɒləmaɪt] Ndolomía f, dolomita f

dolomite

nDolomit m; the Dolomitesdie Dolomiten pl
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There are several chemicals such as Silicate of Magnesia, Calcium Magnesium Carbonate and Alganic acid which are used to prepare the paper coating materials.
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) satellite imagery was used to discriminate sandstone (quartz), limestone (calcium carbonate) and dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate) in the area associated with the impact crater deposits east of the military facility.
Large quantities of CO2 are produced by lime kilns, which burn limestone (primarily calcium carbonate) to produce calcium oxide (lime, used to make cement); and in the production of magnesium from dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate).