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lithostratigraphy

[ lith-oh-struh-tig-ruh-fee ]

noun

  1. the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features.


lithostratigraphy

/ lĭth′ō-strə-tĭgrə-fē /

  1. The scientific study and categorization of rock strata based on their lithology (color, texture, and composition).


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Other Words From

  • lith·o·strat·i·graph·ic [lith-oh-strat-i-, graf, -ik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lithostratigraphy1

First recorded in 1955–60; litho- + stratigraphy

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