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flowstone

[floh-stohn] /ˈfloʊˌstoʊn/
noun, Petrology
1.
a layered deposit of calcium carbonate, CaCO 3 , left by thin sheets of flowing water, as in a cave.
Compare dripstone.
Origin of flowstone
1920-1925
1920-25, Amer.; flow + stone
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