Definition of dolostone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäləstōn/


Rock consisting of dolomite.
Example sentences
  • For petroleum engineering, this development is the most important aspect, especially when comparing limestone with dolostone sequences.
  • The entire north area consists of Quaternary sediments, while the surrounding uplands are dolostone, limestone, and sandstone of upper Silurian to lower Devonian origin, plus associated till.
  • The canyon system cuts down through marine sandstone, siltstone and dolostone.


Mid 20th century: from dolomite + stone.

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Syllabification: do·lo·stone

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