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.
Origin of septarium
1775–85;Related formssep·tar·i·an, adjectivesep·tar·i·ate [sep-tair-ee-it] /sɛpˈtɛər i ɪt/, adjective
< New Latin sēptārium,
equivalent to Latin sēpt(um
) enclosure (see septum
) + -ārium -arium
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for septarium
Derived Formsseptarian, adjective
- a mass of mineral substance having cracks filled with another mineral, esp calcite
C18: from New Latin, from Latin septum
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