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Definition of the adjective accretionary

What does accretionary mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. marked or produced by accretion

Alternative definition of the adjective accretionary


  1. Of, pertaining to, or in the form of an accretion

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Figure 2 Accretionary lapilli in Gunflint Formation Gunflint Microbiota. Figure 1 Gunflint microfossils in thin section through. scale implying that activities of methanogens and methanotrophs were limited in space. Therefore, the possibility exists ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

Accretionary Paleosols Paleosols foundinmost continentalloess sequences represent times when dust sedimentation ceased and soilforming processes operated on stable land surfaces. In monsoonal China, however, dust deposition ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

accretionary. accretional heating 3. The addition of continental material to a pre- existing continent, usually at its edge. The use of 'accretion' in this sense has evolved from theories of *nucleation to newer theories of the horizontal addition of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

backarc basin; arc – forearc basin; accretionary prism; trench; ocean (Figure 94). The simplest arcs are lines of active volcanoes (e.g. Kurile Arc), which may be subdivided on the basis of underlying rocks into volcanic or continental based.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Antarctic (2007)

by Beau Riffenburgh

Accretionary subduction complexes and forearc basin sequences are present to varied extents along the western margin of the Antarctic Peninsula Mesozoic magmatic arc. Accretionary Complex The LeMay Group of Alexander Island on the ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc, Roger W. Pease, Jr.

accretionary. parasites of plants, animals, or humans: fsp : any of a family ( Acaridae) of mites that feed on organic substances and are sometimes responsible for dermatitis in persons exposed to repeated contacts with infested products ...

Google previewArchaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes] (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Linda S. Cordell, Kent Lightfoot, Francis McManamon, George Milner

MORTUARY MOUNDS Copena mortuary mounds are small, accretionary ( gradually built up) mounds averaging about 6 feet in height and 50 feet in diameter. They occur singly or in groups of as many as five and are usually located well away ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

the northern Dinarides accretionary wedge; (3) the western thrust belt, foredeep and foreland; (4) the eastern Adria imbricated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Such changes clearly demonstrate the potential for reef budget states to shift from positive (accretionary) to negative (erosional), a concept illustrated in recent studies of both anthropogenically impacted reefs in Indonesia (Edinger et al., 2000) ...

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Small photo of Stromatolites or stromatoliths are layered bio-chemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by microorganismsSmall photo of Stromatolites or stromatoliths are layered bio-chemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by microorganismsSmall photo of desert volcanic landscape with lonely hiker climbing on volcano pico del teide with Huevos del Teide (Eggs of Teide) accretionary lava balls on clear blue sky background More...

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