Definition of volcaniclastic in English:

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volcaniclastic

Pronunciation: /vɒlˌkanɪˈklastɪk/

adjective

Geology
Relating to or denoting a clastic rock which contains volcanic material: volcaniclastic sediments
More 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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