sedimentary rock

noun

: rock formed of mechanical, chemical, or organic sediment: such as
a
: clastic rock (as conglomerate, sandstone, or shale) formed of fragments of other rock transported from its source and deposited in water
b
: rock (as rock salt or gypsum) formed by precipitation from solution
c
: rock (as limestone) formed from secretions of organisms

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“Sedimentary rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sedimentary%20rock. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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