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psammite

[sam-ahyt] /ˈsæm aɪt/
noun, Geology
1.
any sandstone.
Also called arenite.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek psámm(os) sand + -ite1
Related forms
psammitic
[sa-mit-ik] /sæˈmɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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psammite

/ˈsæmaɪt/
noun
1.
a rare name for sandstone
Derived Forms
psammitic (sæˈmɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek psammos sand
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