[stuh-lag-mahyt, stal-uhg-mahyt]
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.

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. Unabridged
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stalagmite (ˈstæləɡˌmaɪt)
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]

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Word Origin & History

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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Science Dictionary
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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Cultural Dictionary
stalagmites [(stuh-lag-meyets)]

Rock structures that grow up from the floors of caves as water drips down and deposits minerals. (Compare stalactites.)

Note: Stalagmites grow very slowly.
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Example sentences
Memorials are a way of forgetting, reducing generational guilt to a grid of
  albino chess pieces, bloodless stalagmites.
These limestone caves hold mysterious chambers with stalagmites and
  subterranean lakes.
The size of the fish will be that much larger than life and the glow of the
  stalagmites will fill the whole room.
Make the stalagmites by taping large plastic cups together end to end, or mouth
  to mouth.
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