autoclastic

Autoclastic

Au`to*clas"tic\, a. [See Auto-; Clastic.] (Geol.) Broken in place; -- said of rocks having a broken or brecciated structure due to crushing, in contrast to those of brecciated materials brought from a distance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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