biolith


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bi·o·lith

 (bī′ə-lĭth′)
n.
A rock formed from the remains of or physiologic action of organisms.

bi′o·lith′ic adj.
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2009), but also with the high content of fine silt (2-20 [micro]m) of biotic origin (bioliths) (Cosentino and Pecorari 2002).