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Corallian Line breaks: Cor¦al|lian
Pronunciation: /kɒˈralɪən/

Definition of Corallian in English:

adjective& noun

Another term for Oxfordian (sense 1 of the adjective), Oxfordian (sense 1 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • In the revised lithostratigraphy, the Nothe and Ringstead Formations are eliminated, and the Corallian strata are contained within revised Redcliff, Osmington Oolite, Clavellata and Sandsfoot Formations.
  • These sandstones represent the youngest of the Corallian sequences identified in this study.
  • It stretches the width of the Corallian ridge from Bradenstoke to the edge of Catcomb Wood.


From Latin corallium 'coral' (with reference to the coral-derived limestone deposits) + -an.

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