biostromal limestone

biostromal limestone

[¦bī·ə¦strō·məl ′līm‚stōn]
(geology)
Biogenic carbonate accumulations that are laterally uniform in thickness, in contrast to the moundlike nature of bioherms.
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From literature we know that the most distinctive sedimentological and morphological feature of reef units is the narrow elongated reef barriers, consisting of biostromal limestones formed in very shallow water (Riding 1981).