litho stratigraphic


the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features.

1955–60; litho- + stratigraphy

lithostratigraphic [lith-oh-strat-i-graf-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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lithostratigraphy   (lĭth'ō-strə-tĭg'rə-fē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study and categorization of rock strata based on their lithology (color, texture, and composition). Compare biostratigraphy.
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