diastem

noun
di·​a·​stem | \ ˈdīəˌstem \
plural -s

Definition of diastem

1 : an interval in ancient Greek music
3 : a minor interruption in sedimentation with little or no erosion before deposition is resumed — compare disconformity, unconformity

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Other Words from diastem

diastemic \ ¦dīə¦stemik \ adjective

History and Etymology for diastem

Late Latin diastema, from Greek diastēma interval, from diistanai to separate

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“Diastem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diastem. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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