stalagmitic

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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