A microscopic texture. An abbreviation of ‘microcrystalline calcite ooze’ which refers to precipitated finely crystalline carbonate sediments in grains from 1 to 4 microns in diameter [20].
   Synonyms: (French.) micrite; (Greek.) micrite; (Italian.) micrite; (Spanish.) micrita; (Turkish.) mikrit; (Yugoslavian.) mikrit.
   See biomicrite, peloid.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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