ac·​cre·​tion·​al ə-ˈkrē-shnəl How to pronounce accretional (audio)
: relating to, marked by, or formed by accretion : accretionary
accretional remnants left over from the formation of the terrestrial planets …Paul R. Weissman et al., Encyclopedia of the Solar System, 1999
accretional growth

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accretional was in 1843

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“Accretional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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