[dee-doh-luh-mahy-tuh-zey-shuh n, -mi-, -dol-uh-]

noun Geology, Petrology.

a metamorphic process in which the magnesium in dolomitic rock forms new minerals, as brucite and forsterite, and the calcium forms calcite.

Nearby words

  1. dedication,
  2. dedicative,
  3. dedicatory,
  4. dedifferentiate,
  5. dedifferentiation,
  6. dedolomitize,
  7. deduce,
  8. deduct,
  9. deductible,
  10. deductible clause

Origin of dedolomitization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019