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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

biomicrite
A microscopic-textured limestone composed of skeletal grains in a matrix of micrite; micrite is a finely crystalline carbonate sediment with the upper crystalline diameter being 4 microns [20]. Synonyms: (French.) biomicrite; (German.) Biomicrite; (Greek.) micrite; (Italian.) biomicrite; (Spanish.) biomicrita; (Turkish.) biyomikrit; (Yugoslavian.) biomikrit. See also micrite; peloid.