stalagmite

[stuh-lag-mahyt, stal-uhg-mahyt]
noun
a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, more or less resembling an inverted stalactite, formed on the floor of a cave or the like by the dripping of percolating calcareous water.

Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin stalagmites < Greek stálagm(a) a drop (stalag-, stem of stalássein to drip + -ma noun suffix of result) + Neo-Latin -ites -ite1

stalagmitic [stal-uhg-mit-ik] , stalagmitical, adjective
stalagmitically, adverb

stalactite, stalagmite.
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stalagmite (ˈstæləɡˌmaɪt)
 
n
Compare stalactite a cylindrical mass of calcium carbonate projecting upwards from the floor of a limestone cave: formed by precipitation from continually dripping water
 
[C17: from New Latin stalagmites, from Greek stalagmos dripping; related to Greek stalassein to drip; compare stalactite]
 
stalagmitic
 
adj
 
stalag'mitical
 
adj

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stalagmite
1681, from Mod.L. stalagmites (Olaus Wormius), from Gk. stalagmos "a dropping," or stalagma "a drop, drip," from stalassein "to trickle" (see stalactite).
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stalagmite   (stə-lāg'mīt')  Pronunciation Key 
A cylindrical or conical mineral deposit, similar to a stalactite but built up from the floor of a cave or cavern. Stalagmites are typically broader than stalactites. The two formations are often, but not always, paired, and they sometimes join at a midpoint to form a pillar. Compare stalactite.
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Also, there are older stalagmite records showing previous periods of warming.
Hockey sticks are also seen in borehole, stalagmite and ice cores bing.
The formation is the result of drops that splash off of a stalagmite's growing tip.
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