- a sedimentary deposit laid down by a turbidity current.
Origin of turbidite
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- a sediment deposited by a turbidity current
C20: from turbid + -ite 1
- A sedimentary deposit formed by a turbidity current. Turbidites usually consist of a sequence of sediments in which the bottom layers contain the coarsest grains and the upper layers the finest, such as a sequence of sand that is overlain by silt, which in turn is overlain by clay.
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