biohermal limestone

biohermal limestone

[¦bī·ō¦hər·məl ′līm‚stōn]
(petrology)
Reefs or reeflike mounds of carbonate that accumulated much in the same fashion as modern reefs and atolls of the Pacific Ocean.
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