Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms
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 . Synonyms: (French.) micrite; (Greek.) micrite; (Italian.) micrite; (Spanish.) micrita; (Turkish.) mikrit; (Yugoslavian.) mikrit. See biomicrite, peloid.