dolomitization

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

noun Geology.

the conversion of limestone into dolomite.

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Origin of dolomitization

First recorded in 1860–65; dolomitize + -ation
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