lithogenous


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lithogenous

(lɪˈθɒdʒɪnəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of animals, esp certain corals) rock-building
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where: [B.sub.rock]--number of the sodium ions of lithogenous origin delivered during the year, t;
Consequently, there is a clear pattern in the size distribution, for instance, of lithogenous sediments in the oceans (forming ~70% of total volume of marine sediments).
In the above equation, [C.sub.n] is the content of the n element in the sediment, [B.sub.n] is the geochemical background value of the bedrock, and A is the constant for modifying the fluctuation of the background value caused by lithogenous movement, usually 1.5.