stalagmite , a deposit (on the floor of caves) resembling an inverted stalactite.
It will be seen that, at one place, the stalactite has united with the stalagmite below.
Dr. Schmerling found in this cave a pointed bone implement incrusted with stalagmite and joined to a stone.
Above these beds was a stratum of black earth, underneath a sheet of stalagmite.
Between two large masses of stalagmite was the body of a woman, robed in white.
Under the stalagmite the largest number of animal bones have been found.
It has been estimated by the British Association that it requires twenty thousand years to produce a foot of stalagmite.
The remains were very old, and were encrusted with stalagmite.
Roof dust in a dry cavern is the equivalent of stalagmite in a wet one.
Rick sat with his back against the cold surface of a stalagmite column.
A cylindrical or conical mineral deposit, similar to a stalactite but built up from the floor of a cave or cavern. Stalagmites are typically broader than stalactites. The two formations are often, but not always, paired, and they sometimes join at a midpoint to form a pillar. Compare stalactite.