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Derived from the content material of the revered McGraw-Hill Dictionary of clinical and Technical Terms, 6th version, each one identify presents millions of definitions of phrases and words encountered in a particular self-discipline. All comprise:

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Banиdəd o˙r } banded peat [GEOL] Peat formed of alternate layers of vegetable debris. { banи dəd pe¯t } banded structure [PETR] An outcrop feature in igneous and metamorphic rocks due to alternation of layers, stripes, flat lenses, or streaks that obviously differ in mineral composition or texture. { banиdəd strəkиchər } banded vein [GEOL] A vein composed of layers of different minerals that lie parallel to the walls. Also known as ribbon vein. { banиdəd va¯n } banding [PETR] 1. The series of layers occurring in a banded structure.

Baŋk re¯f } bank-run gravel [GEOL] A natural deposit comprising gravel or sand. { baŋk rən gravиəl } bank sand [GEOL] Deposits occurring in banks or pits and containing a low percentage of clay; used in core making. { baŋk sand } bar [GEOL] 1. Any of the various submerged or partially submerged ridges, banks, or mounds of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment built up by waves or currents within stream channels, at estuary mouths, and along coasts. 2. Any band of hard rock, for example, a vein or dike, that extends across a lode.

Mixture of ordinary sand and volcanic ash. { ashиe¯ grit } asiderite See stony meteorite. { ə sı¯dиə rı¯t } Aso lava [GEOL] A type of indurated pyroclastic deposit produced during the explosive eruptions that formed the Aso Caldera of Kyushu, Japan. { a¨sиo¯ la¨vиə } asparagolite See asparagus stone. { asиpə ragиə lı¯t } asparagus stone [MINERAL] A yellow-green variety of apatite occurring in crystals. Also known as asparagolite. { ə sparиəиgəs sto¯n } aspect [GEOL] 1. The general appearance of a specific geologic entity or fossil assemblage as considered more or less apart from relations in time and space.

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