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fragmental

[frag-men-tl] /frægˈmɛn tl/
adjective
2.
Geology, clastic (def 3).
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; fragment + -al1
Related forms
fragmentally, adverb
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Examples from the web for fragmental
  • The series of lava flows and fragmental layers may be several thousand feet thick.
  • Fresh ground water is found in aquifers composed mainly of fragmental limestones.
British Dictionary definitions for fragmental

fragmental

/fræɡˈmɛntəl/
adjective
1.
(of rocks or deposits) composed of fragments of pre-existing rocks and minerals
2.
another word for fragmentary
Derived Forms
fragmentally, adverb
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