[ sep-tair-ee-uhm ]
/ sɛpˈtɛər i əm /
noun, plural sep·tar·i·a [sep-tair-ee-uh]. /sɛpˈtɛər i ə/. Geology.
a concretionary nodule or mass, usually of calcium carbonate or of argillaceous carbonate of iron, traversed within by a network of cracks filled with calcite and other minerals.
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Origin of septarium
1775–85; <New Latin sēptārium,
equivalent to Latin sēpt
) enclosure (see septum
) + -ārium-arium
OTHER WORDS FROM septariumsep·tar·i·an, adjectivesep·tar·i·ate [sep-tair-ee-it], /sɛpˈtɛər i ɪt/, adjective
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How to use septarium in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for septarium
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
a mass of mineral substance having cracks filled with another mineral, esp calcite
Derived forms of septariumseptarian, adjective
Word Origin for septarium
C18: from New Latin, from Latin septum
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