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 (är′jə-lā′shəs) or ar·gil·lic (är-jĭl′ĭk)
Containing, made of, or resembling clay; clayey.

[From Latin argillāceus, from argilla, argil; see argil.]
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(Geological Science) (of sedimentary rocks and deposits) composed of very fine-grained material, such as clay, shale, etc. Compare arenaceous1, rudaceous
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(ˌɑr dʒəˈleɪ ʃəs)

of the nature of or resembling clay; clayey.
[1725–35; < Latin argillāceus <argilla clay]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.argillaceous - resembling or containing clayargillaceous - resembling or containing clay; "argillaceous rocks"
arenaceous, sandlike, sandy - resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas; "arenaceous limestone"; "arenaceous grasses"
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