Septarium
Septarium Sep*ta"ri*um, n.;pl. {Septaria}. [NL., fr. L. septum, saeptum, an inclosure, a partition, fr. sepire, saepire, to inclose.] (Geol.) A flattened concretionary nodule, usually of limestone, intersected within by cracks which are often filled with calcite, barite, or other minerals. [1913 Webster]

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  • septarium — [sep ter′ē əm] n. pl. septaria [sep ter′ē ə] [ModL < L septum: see SEPTUM] a cementlike mass, as of limestone, with fissures filled with some other material, as calcite septarian adj …   English World dictionary

  • septarium — septarian, adj. septariate /sep tair ee it/, adj. /sep tair ee euhm/, n., pl. septaria / tair ee euh/. Geol. a concretionary nodule or mass, usually of calcium carbonate or of argillaceous carbonate of iron, traversed within by a network of… …   Universalium

  • septarium — /sɛpˈtɛəriəm/ (say sep tairreeuhm) noun (plural septaria /sɛpˈtɛəriə/ (say sep tairreeuh)) a concretionary nodule or mass, usually of calcium carbonate or of argillaceous carbonate of iron, traversed within by a network of cracks filled with… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Septaria — Septarium Sep*ta ri*um, n.;pl. {Septaria}. [NL., fr. L. septum, saeptum, an inclosure, a partition, fr. sepire, saepire, to inclose.] (Geol.) A flattened concretionary nodule, usually of limestone, intersected within by cracks which are often… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • septarian — (ˈ)sep|ta(a)rēən adjective Etymology: New Latin septarium + English an : of, relating to, or being a septarium …   Useful english dictionary

  • sep|tar|i|an — «sehp TAIR ee uhn», adjective. 1. of or having to do with a septarium. 2. containing a septarium …   Useful english dictionary

  • sep|tar|i|um — «sehp TAIR ee uhm», noun, plural i|a « ee uh». Geology. a rounded lump of minerals occurring in layers, as in sand or clay. A septarium is usually of calcium carbonate or carbonate of iron, having a network of cracks filled with calcite and other …   Useful english dictionary

  • septarian — See septarium. * * * …   Universalium

  • σεπτάριο — το, Ν (πετρογρ.) μεγάλο σφαιροειδές σύγκριμμα με διάμετρο 80 90 εκατοστόμετρα, το οποίο αποτελείται, συνήθως, από αργιλούχα ανθρακικά ορυκτά και χαρακτηρίζεται από ένα σύστημα εσωτερικών ρωγμών που τό αποκόπτουν ακανόνιστα σε πολυγωνικά τεμάχη… …   Dictionary of Greek

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