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polymict

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪmɪkt
 
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Definition of polymict in English:

adjective

Geology
(Of a conglomerate) consisting of fragments of several different rock types: polymict eucrites
More example sentences
  • Most bodies consist of monomict gabbro breccia resting directly on polymict conglomerate.
  • The Psammite Zone is characterized by metamorphosed feldspathic arenites with some shales, lithic arenites and rare polymict conglomerates.
  • They consist of unconsolidated polymict breccias with angular fragments up to 2 m in diameter, within a sandy matrix, which shows poorly developed flow-parallel bedding.

Origin

1950s: from poly- 'much' + Greek miktos 'mixed'.

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