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diastem

[ dahy-uh-stem ]
/ ˈdaɪ əˌstɛm /
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noun Geology.
a minor hiatus in an orderly succession of sedimentary rocks.
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Origin of diastem

1850–55; <Greek diástēma interval; see diastema

OTHER WORDS FROM diastem

di·a·stem·ic, adjective
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