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sta·lag·mite

 (stə-lăg′mīt′, stăl′əg-)
n.
A conical mineral deposit, usually calcite or aragonite, built up on the floor of a cavern, formed from the dripping of mineral-rich water.

[New Latin stalagmītēs, a drop, from Greek stalagma, a drop, or stalagmos, dropping, both from stalassein, stalak-, to drip.]

stal′ag·mit′ic (stăl′əg-mĭt′ĭk, stə-lăg′-) adj.
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stalagmite

(ˈstæləɡˌmaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a cylindrical mass of calcium carbonate projecting upwards from the floor of a limestone cave: formed by precipitation from continually dripping water. Compare stalactite
[C17: from New Latin stalagmites, from Greek stalagmos dripping; related to Greek stalassein to drip; compare stalactite]
stalagmitic, ˌstalagˈmitical adj
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sta•lag•mite

(stəˈlæg maɪt, ˈstæl əgˌmaɪt)

n.
a deposit, usu. of calcium carbonate, resembling an inverted stalactite, formed on the floor of a cave or the like by the dripping of percolating calcareous water.
[1675–85; < New Latin stalagmites < Greek stálagm(a) a drop (stalag-, s. of stalássein to drip + -ma n. suffix of result) + New Latin -ites -ite1]
stal`ag•mit′ic (-ˈmɪt ɪk) adj.
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sta·lag·mite

(stə-lăg′mīt′)
A cylindrical or conical mineral deposit, similar to a stalactite, but built up from the floor of a cave or cavern.
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stalagmite

A calcium carbonate column on a cave floor formed in the same way as a stalactite.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stalagmite - a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave
cave - a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
cylinder - a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
dripstone - the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites
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Translations
stalagmit
stalagmit
StalagmitTropfstein
álló cseppkõ
dropasteinskerti
stalagmitas
stalagmīts
stalagmit
dikit

stalagmite

[ˈstæləgmaɪt] Nestalagmita f
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stalagmite

[ˈstæləgmaɪt] nstalagmite f
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stalagmite

nStalagmit m
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stalagmite

[ˈstæləgˌmaɪt] nstalagmite f
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stalagmite

(ˈstӕləgmait) , ((American) stəˈlӕgmait) noun
a spike of limestone rising from the floor of a cave, formed by water dripping from the roof.
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