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turbidite

[tur-bi-dahyt] /ˈtɜr bɪˌdaɪt/
noun, Geology.
1.
a sedimentary deposit laid down by a turbidity current.
Origin of turbidite
1955-1960
1955-60; turbid + -ite1
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turbidite

/ˈtɜːbɪˌdaɪt/
noun
1.
a sediment deposited by a turbidity current
Word Origin
C20: from turbid + -ite1
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turbidite
  (tûr'bĭ-dīt')   
A sedimentary deposit formed by a turbidity current. Turbidites usually consist of a sequence of sediments in which the bottom layers contain the coarsest grains and the upper layers the finest, such as a sequence of sand that is overlain by silt, which in turn is overlain by clay.
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