Definition of polymict in English:

polymict

Line breaks: poly|mict
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪmɪkt
 
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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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