stylolite

/ˈstaɪləlaɪt/ (say 'stuyluhluyt)

adjective
1. of or relating to a column-like structure found in certain limestones, the columns having grooved sides and being composed of limestone and generally at right angles or highly inclined to the bedding planes.
noun
2. a stylolite structure.
{Greek stylo(s) pillar + -lite}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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