Definition of pisolith in English:

pisolith

Line breaks: piso|lith
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪzəlɪθ
 
, ˈpʌɪsə-/

noun

Geology
  • Any of the component pieces of which pisolite consists.
    More example sentences
    • Bauxite, the main ore of aluminium, also consists of small nodules, called pisoliths, and is generally thought to require an extremely wet climate to form.
    • The Martian spheroids, when first observed, could have been impact spherules, concretions, ooids, accretionary lapelli, weathering pisoliths, even fossils.

Origin

late 18th century: from modern Latin pisolithus, from Greek pisos 'pea'.

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