[ bahy-uh-strohm ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌstroʊm /
a bedded, blanketlike sedimentary deposit of organic origin built by marine organisms and including shell beds, flat reefs, and corals.
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OTHER WORDS FROM biostromebi·o·stro·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for biostrome
/ (ˈbaɪəˌstrəʊm) /
a rock layer consisting of a deposit of organic material, such as fossils
Word Origin for biostrome
C20: from bio- + Greek strōma covering
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