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septarium

[ sep-tair-ee-uhm ]
/ sɛpˈtɛər i əm /
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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(um) enclosure (see septum) + -ārium-arium

OTHER WORDS FROM septarium

sep·tar·i·an, adjectivesep·tar·i·ate [sep-tair-ee-it], /sɛpˈtɛər i ɪt/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for septarium

septarium
/ (sɛpˈtɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
a mass of mineral substance having cracks filled with another mineral, esp calcite

Derived forms of septarium

septarian, adjective

Word Origin for septarium

C18: from New Latin, from Latin septum
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