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vug

 (vŭg, vo͝og)
n.
A small cavity in a rock or vein, often with a mineral lining of different composition from that of the surrounding rock.

[Cornish vooga.]

vug′gy adj.

vug

(vʌɡ) ,

vugg

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vugh

n
(Mining & Quarrying) mining a small cavity in a rock or vein, usually lined with crystals
[C19: from Cornish vooga cave]
ˈvuggy, ˈvughy adj

vug

(vʌg, vʊg)

n.
a small cavity in a rock or vein, often lined with crystals.
[1810–20; < Cornish vooga cave; compare Latin fovea pit]
vug′gy, adj.
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The well has been configured to allow testing of three zones, the uppermost zone which has tested oil, a middle zone which has calculated oil saturations from wireline logs, and the lower zone which has well developed vugular porosity in cores but ambiguous calculated oil saturations.
One and two-phase permeabilities of vugular porous media.
The main types of primary porosity may be intergranular (interparticle) and intragranular (intraparticle porosity), the main secondary porosity types are intercrystalline, vugular, and fissure or fracture porosity (Schopper 1982).