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lithostratigraphy

[lith-oh-struh-tig-ruh-fee] /ˌlɪθ oʊ strəˈtɪg rə fi/
noun
1.
the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; litho- + stratigraphy
Related forms
lithostratigraphic
[lith-oh-strat-i-graf-ik] /ˌlɪθ oʊˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for lithostratigraphy
  • Summary of lithostratigraphy and fracture characteristics of bedrock units.
  • Historically these units have been mapped based on biostratigraphy rather than lithostratigraphy.
  • Although hydraulic gradient is the primary control on the development of sinkholes, lithostratigraphy plays a role.
lithostratigraphy in Science
lithostratigraphy
  (lĭth'ō-strə-tĭg'rə-fē)   
The scientific study and categorization of rock strata based on their lithology (color, texture, and composition). Compare biostratigraphy.
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