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[kon-kree-shuh-ner-ee, kong-]
  1. formed by concretion; consisting of concreted matter or masses.
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Origin of concretionary

First recorded in 1820–30; concretion + -ary
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Examples from the Web for concretionary

Historical Examples of concretionary

  • Some shew a flaky or laminated structure; others are concretionary.


    James Geikie

  • A sort of concretionary affinity comes into play, and the different chemical units congregate together.

  • The prevalence of crystalline, concretionary and drusy structures in dolomite can thus be simply explained.

  • He pronounces it "a superficial highly ferrugineous sandstone, with concretionary veins and aggregations."

  • In deposits of this nature in South America these concretionary masses form distinct beds.