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stalagmite vs. stalactite

[ stuh-lag-mahyt, stal-uhg-mahyt ]
/ stəˈlæg maɪt, ˈstæl əgˌmaɪt /

noun
  1. a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, more or less resembling an inverted stalactite, formed on the floor of a cave or the like by the dripping of percolating calcareous water.
[ stuh-lak-tahyt, stal-uhk-tahyt ]
/ stəˈlæk taɪt, ˈstæl əkˌtaɪt /

noun
  1. a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, shaped like an icicle, hanging from the roof of a cave or the like, and formed by the dripping of percolating calcareous water.

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