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1. n. [Geology]

Dense, fine-grained carbonate mud or rocks composed of mud that forms by erosion of larger carbonate grains, organic precipitation (such as from algae), or inorganic precipitation. The grains in micrite are generally less than 4 microns in size.

See: carbonatecarbonateerosionerosionlimestone

Photomicrograph of micrite.