flowstone

[ floh-stohn ]
/ ˈfloʊˌstoʊn /

noun Petrology.

a layered deposit of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, left by thin sheets of flowing water, as in a cave.

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Origin of flowstone

1920–25, Amer.; flow + stone

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