follow Dictionary.com

Love words? Sign up for our Word of the Day!

cross-stratification

cross-stratification in Science
cross-stratification  
An arrangement of sediment strata deposited at an angle to the main stratification. The most common type of cross-stratification is produced by the migration of sand dunes or ripples. ◇ Cross-stratification in which the individual strata are greater than 1 cm (0.39 inch) in thickness is called cross-bedding. ◇ Cross-stratification in which the individual strata are less than 1 cm (0.39 inch) in thickness is called cross-lamination.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for cross

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with cross-stratification