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pyroclastic

[ pahy-ruh-klas-tik ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈklæs tɪk /
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adjective Geology.
composed chiefly of fragments of volcanic origin, as agglomerate, tuff, and certain other rocks; volcaniclastic.
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Origin of pyroclastic

First recorded in 1885–90; pyro- + clastic
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British Dictionary definitions for pyroclastic

pyroclastic
/ (ˌpaɪrəʊˈklæstɪk) /

adjective
(of rocks) formed from the solid fragments ejected during a volcanic eruption
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Scientific definitions for pyroclastic

pyroclastic
[ pī′rō-klăstĭk ]

Composed chiefly of rock fragments of explosive origin, especially those associated with explosive volcanic eruptions. Volcanic ash, obsidian, and pumice are examples of pyroclastic materials.
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