septarium


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sep·tar·i·um

 (sĕp-târ′ē-əm)
n. pl. sep·tar·i·a (-ē-ə)
An irregular polygonal system of calcite-filled cracks occurring in certain rock concretions.

[Latin saeptum, partition; see septum + -arium.]

sep·tar′i·an adj.
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septarium

(sɛpˈtɛərɪəm)
n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Geological Science) a mass of mineral substance having cracks filled with another mineral, esp calcite
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin septum]
sepˈtarian adj
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The Lower Maykopian subseries rocks correspond to the Khadum Formation, Batal-pashin Formation and Septarium Formation and are clearly identified in the section by both lithology and microfauna.