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Meaning of "stromatolite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STROMATOLITE

From Greek, from strōma covering + -lite.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STROMATOLITE

stromatolite  [strəʊˈmætəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STROMATOLITE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stromatolite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES STROMATOLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stromatolite

Stromatolite

Stromatolites or stromatoliths are layered bio-chemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of microorganisms, especially cyanobacteria. Stromatolites provide the most ancient records of life on Earth by fossil remains which date from more than 3.5 billion years ago.

Definition of stromatolite in the English dictionary

The definition of stromatolite in the dictionary is a rocky mass consisting of layers of calcareous material and sediment formed by the prolific growth of cyanobacteria: such structures date back to Precambrian times.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STROMATOLITE


agalmatolite
ˌæɡəlˈmætəˌlaɪt
Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
chiastolite
kaɪˈæstəˌlaɪt
counterlight
ˈkaʊntəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
datolite
ˈdeɪtəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
graptolite
ˈɡræptəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
microsatellite
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsætəˌlaɪt
odontolite
ɒˈdɒntəˌlaɪt
ophiolite
ˈɒfɪəˌlaɪt
pectolite
ˈpektəˌlaɪt
quarterlight
ˈkwɔːtəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
subsatellite
ˈsʌbˌsætəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
troctolite
ˈtrɒktəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STROMATOLITE

stroke play
stroke-play
stroker
stroll
stroller
strolling
stroma
stromal
stromata
stromatic
stromatolitic
stromatous
stromb
Stromboli
Strombolian
strombuliferous
strombuliform
strong
strong breeze
strong drink

WORDS THAT END LIKE STROMATOLITE

actinolite
aerolite
amphibolite
antimetabolite
catabolite
chrysolite
cosmopolite
cryolite
elite
impolite
indicolite
iolite
lepidolite
microlite
oolite
polite
rhyolite
scapolite
sepiolite
theodolite
tremolite

Synonyms and antonyms of stromatolite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «stromatolite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STROMATOLITE

Find out the translation of stromatolite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stromatolite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stromatolite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

叠层石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estromatolitos
570 millions of speakers

English

stromatolite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

stromatolite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

stromatolite
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

строматолитов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estromatólitos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

stromatolite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stromatolite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Stromatolit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

stromatolite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ストロマトライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

stromatolite
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stromatolit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

stromatolite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்ட்ரோமாடோலைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्ट्रॉमाटोलाईट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

stromatolit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stromatolite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stromatolite
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

строматолитов
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stromatolite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

stromatolite
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stromatolite
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stromatolite
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stromatolite
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stromatolite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STROMATOLITE»

The term «stromatolite» is normally little used and occupies the 128.251 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STROMATOLITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stromatolite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STROMATOLITE»

Discover the use of stromatolite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stromatolite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Advances in Stromatolite Geobiology
This book contains the proceedings of the Kalkowsky Symposium 2008, held in Göttingen, Germany. It highlights new ideas and information on the formation and environmental setting of stromatolites.
Joachim Reitner, Nadia-Valérie Quéric, Gernot Arp, 2010
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Biogenicity Analysis of Stromatolite Structures
The origin of stromatolites (laminated, dome-shaped geologic structures thought to constitute some of the oldest fossils on Earth) is controversial.
Kiri Lou Wagstaff, 2008
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Microbial Sediments
The predominance of microbes in ecosystems that they document, their specific global environments, and the scale of their evolution have no counterparts in the Phanerozoic. Among several, basically different stromatolite classif1cations ...
Robert E. Riding, Stanley M. Awramik, 2000
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Stromatolites
STROMATOLITE BIOSTRATIGRAPHY M.A. Semikhatov INTRODUCTION Most of the modern concepts in stromatolitology originated in the U.S.S.R. in Maslov's works. Considering stromatolites as organo-sedimentary structures, he came to ...
M.R. Walter, 1976
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Travertine
included inorganic forms such as speleothem and sinter crusts as stromatolite, but a microbial association is normally recognised at present. In the case of the laminated travertines, facies where the daily laminae can be attributed to microbial ...
Allan Pentecost, 2005
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Microbial Mats: Modern and Ancient Microorganisms in ...
This is supported by previous studies (Reid et al., 2000; Kawaguchi and Decho, 2002; Decho et al., 2005), in which the initial stage of stromatolite formation occurred because of the influence of the cyanobacterium Schizothrix sp. through  ...
Joseph Seckbach, Aharon Oren, 2010
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Articles on Cyanobacteria, Including: Stromatolite, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Hephaestus Books, 2011
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STROMATOLITES: Interaction of Microbes with Sediments: ...
The Jinju Formation in S. Korea is correlated with the stromatolite-bearing Lower Wakamiya Formation in Kyushu. 3. morphotypes of stromatolites 3.1. STROMATOLITES FROM THE KANMON GROUP All the Cretaceous stromatolites from N.
Vinod Tewari, V. C. Tewari, Joseph Seckbach, 2011
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Trace Fossils: Stromatolite, Trace Fossil, Beacon Sandstone, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source: Wikipedia, Books, LLC, 2010
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The History and Sedimentology of Ancient Reef Systems
However, stromatolite reefs were major contributors to the Precambrian carbonate rock record (Grotzinger, 1989b,c). The oldest described reefs are Late Archean in age (Grotzinger, 1989b), but stromatolites occurred during Early Archean time ...
George D. Stanley, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STROMATOLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stromatolite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ancient Antarctica Lake Provides Clues to One of the Unsolved …
While the extinction of the dinosaurs has largely been explained by the impact of a large meteorite, the crash of the stromatolites remains unsolved. “It's one of ... «The Daily Galaxy, Nov 14»
2
The Best Places in America to See Fossils
The oldest fossils you can see there are 1,200 million to 740 million-year-old stromatolites, which are the limestone structures formed by cyanobacteria, ... «Smithsonian, Oct 14»
3
New Field Guide Offers Look at Some of World's Best Ancient …
“Our guided tour will take people to some of the best examples of ancient stromatolites in the world, found right here in southeastern Wyoming,” says co-author ... «University of Wyoming News, Oct 14»
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Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing …
The stromatolite turns out to be an ingenious weapon, as well. And since Atwood has titled the whole collection Stone Mattress, it may be even more ingenious ... «NPR, Sep 14»
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Finding the world's oldest fossils the Flinders Ranges
A team of geologists recently explored the Arkaroola region in search of stromatolite fossils, which are suspected to be the world's earliest examples of life on ... «ABC Local, Sep 14»
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Margaret Atwood combines realism and folklore in 'Stone Mattress'
Playing an elemental role in the tale are stromatolites -- fossilized mounds of algae that created the first oxygen in our atmosphere almost two billion years ago. «CTV News, Sep 14»
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Police investigate after Yesnaby fossil beds damaged
It is thought rocks containing Horse Tooth Stromatolite fossils were broken off and removed from the area in June. Local geologist Dr John Brown said he was ... «BBC News, Aug 14»
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Fears fossil hunters at work on Orkney
A stromatolite is a living pillar of bacteria, specifically cyanobacteria – formerly called blue-green algae. It is though that rock containing fossils has been ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Aug 14»
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An Ancient Oxygen Oasis: How the Earliest of Life Survived
The area was once "a shallow shelf, partly isolated from the open sea by a stromatolite reef, and close to a land mass that could have supplied nutrients," he said ... «Nature World News, Jul 14»
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Some of the earliest animals with skeletons helped build reefs
Today, stromatolites—large communities of microbes living in watery environments—are limited to a few environments where local conditions make the water ... «Ars Technica, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Stromatolite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/stromatolite>. Nov 2019 ».
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