Definition of volcaniclastic in English:

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Pronunciation: /välˌkanəˈklastik/ Pronunciation: /vôl-/


Relating to or denoting a clastic rock that contains volcanic material.
Example sentences
  • Late Devonian to Carboniferous rocks consist of interbedded mudrocks, sandstones and volcaniclastic strata, whereas the Permian rocks are crystalline limestone with subordinate clastic and volcaniclastic sediments.
  • The sediments are partly clastic and partly volcaniclastic because volcanism is active along such margins.
  • Well-rounded clasts include lava, volcaniclastic sandstones and bioclastic limestones with nummulites, bryozoa, microbial carbonate and bivalve material.

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Syllabification: vol·can·i·clas·tic

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