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ventifact

[ven-tuh-fakt] /ˈvɛn təˌfækt/
noun, Geology
1.
a pebble or cobble that has been faceted, grooved, and polished by the erosive action of wind-driven sand.
Origin of ventifact
1910-1915
1910-15; < Latin venti- (combining form of ventus wind1) + factum something made (see fact); perhaps modeled on artifact
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ventifact

/ˈvɛntɪˌfækt/
noun
1.
(geology) a pebble that has been shaped by wind-blown sand
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ventifact in Science
ventifact
  (věn'tə-fākt')   
A rock or pebble that has been shaped, polished, or faceted by wind-driven sand.
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