clastic

adjective
clas·​tic | \ ˈkla-stik How to pronounce clastic (audio) \

Definition of clastic

: made up of fragments of preexisting rocks a clastic sediment

Other Words from clastic

clastic noun

First Known Use of clastic

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of clastic was in 1877

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

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clastic

adjective
clas·​tic | \ ˈklas-tik How to pronounce clastic (audio) \

Medical Definition of clastic

: capable of being taken apart used of anatomical models made of detachable pieces

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