speleothem

noun

speleo·​them
plural -s
: a cave deposit or formation

Word History

Etymology

speleo- (from Latin speleum cave) + -them (from Greek thema something laid down, deposit)

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“Speleothem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speleothem. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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