Oncolite



oncolite
(ŏn’kə-līt’)
A stromatolite that is spherical rather than dome-shaped. Oncolites usually form around a nucleus consisting of a detrital fragment (such as a shell fragment or a grain of sand) and are less than 10 cm (3.9 inches) in diameter.

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