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dome

(dōm),
Structure rising to a hemispheric center.
[Fr., fr. L. domus, house]

dome

(dōm) [L domus, house]
A semicircular or balloon-shaped weakness in the wall of an aneurysm.
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Small structures, considered to be stromatolites, similar to the laminar and small domal stromatolite Ozarkcollenia, occur in ferruginous Mesoproterozoic bedded tufts of the Cope Hollow Formation near Johnson's Shut-ins, Reynolds County, Mo.
Most colonies are roughly equant and domal, with most individual corals either radiating upward from a central point (30 percent of the corals examined), or inclined in one direction (between 270 and 310 degrees; 55 percent of the total).
Elf has hoped there might be oil in the domal region of the North Field and adjacent areas to the south.
The development may have been as follows: stage 1: emergence of centralized allophones of vowels conditioned by following retroflex, domal or alveolar consonants; stage 2: loss of conditioning factors; stage 3: emergence of new centralized vowel phonemes resulting in phonemic contrast, cf.