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septarium

[sep-tair-ee-uh m] /sɛpˈtɛər i əm/
noun, plural septaria
[sep-tair-ee-uh] /sɛpˈtɛər i ə/ (Show IPA).
Geology
1.
a concretionary nodule or mass, usually of calcium carbonate or of argillaceous carbonate of iron, traversed within by a network of cracks filled with calcite and other minerals.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; < Neo-Latin sēptārium, equivalent to Latin sēpt(um) enclosure (see septum) + -ārium -arium
Related forms
septarian, adjective
septariate
[sep-tair-ee-it] /sɛpˈtɛər i ɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for septarian

septarium

/sɛpˈtɛərɪəm/
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
1.
a mass of mineral substance having cracks filled with another mineral, esp calcite
Derived Forms
septarian, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Latin septum
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