bioclastic

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

Definition of bioclastic

of rock or similar material

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of bioclastic

2bi- + -clastic


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