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cross-bedded

[kraws-bed-id, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈbɛd ɪd, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective, Geology
1.
having irregular laminations, as strata of sandstone, inclining in various directions not coincident with the general stratification.
Origin
cross- + bedded (see bed, -ed2)
Related forms
cross-bedding, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cross bedding

cross bedding

noun
1.
(geology) layering within one or more beds in a series of rock strata that does not run parallel to the plane of stratification Also called false bedding
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