turbidite


tur·bi·dite

noun \ˈtər-bə-ˌdīt\

Definition of TURBIDITE

:  a sedimentary deposit consisting of material that has moved down the steep slope at the edge of a continental shelf; also :  a rock formed from this deposit

Origin of TURBIDITE

turbidity current (a current flowing down a slope and spreading out on the ocean floor) + 1-ite
First Known Use: 1957

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