Indusial
Indusial In*du"sial, a. [See {Indusium}.] Of, pertaining to, or containing, the petrified cases of the larv[ae] of certain insects. [1913 Webster]

{Indusial limestone} (Geol.), a fresh-water limestone, largely composed of the agglomerated cases of caddice worms, or larv[ae] of caddice flies ({Phryganea}). It is found in Miocene strata of Auvergne, France, and some other localities.


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