lithostratigraphy

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lithostratigraphy

[lith-oh-struh-tig-ruh-fee]
noun
the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features.

Origin:
1955–60; litho- + stratigraphy

lithostratigraphic [lith-oh-strat-i-graf-ik] , adjective
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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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Example sentences
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.
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