[ lith-oh-struh-tig-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌlɪθ oʊ strəˈtɪg rə fi /
the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lithostratigraphylith·o·strat·i·graph·ic [lith-oh-strat-i-graf-ik], /ˌlɪθ oʊˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby lithostratigraphy
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Scientific definitions for lithostratigraphy
[ lĭth′ō-strə-tĭg′rə-fē ]
The scientific study and categorization of rock strata based on their lithology (color, texture, and composition). Compare biostratigraphy.
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