bioclastic

adjective
bi·​o·​clas·​tic | \ ¦bīō‧¦klastik \

Definition of bioclastic

of rock or similar material
: attaining its present form through the action of living organisms concrete, like the consolidated muds of certain coral reefs, may be considered a bioclastic substance

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History and Etymology for bioclastic

bi- entry 2 + -clastic

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“Bioclastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioclastic. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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