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dedolomitization

[ dee-doh-luh-mahy-tuh-zey-shuhn, -mi-, -dol-uh- ]
/ diˌdoʊ ləˌmaɪ təˈzeɪ ʃən, -mɪ-, -ˌdɒl ə- /
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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.

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