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[doh-luh-mahy-tuh-zey-shuh n, -mi-, dol-uh-]
noun Geology.
  1. the conversion of limestone into dolomite.
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Origin of dolomitization

First recorded in 1860–65; dolomitize + -ation
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Examples from the Web for dolomitization

Historical Examples

  • Dolomites are rarely fossiliferous, as the process of dolomitization tends to destroy any organic remains originally present.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6


  • Examples of dolomitization may be obtained in practically every geological formation in which limestones occur.