Lifepac Science 904.1 Vocabulary

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Lifepac Science 904.1 Vocabulary
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  1. Having to do with algae
    algal
  2. precipitation of a binding material around grains in rocks
    cementation
  3. composed of detritus, which are small fragments such as gravel, sand, or silt
    clastic
  4. decrease in the volume of sediments that results from continued deposition above them
    compaction
  5. the fossilized undigestible residue that has passed through the alimentary canal of some animal
    coprolite
  6. a mass of fragments worn away from rock; detritus
    debris
  7. uplift and subsidence of large land masses without significant deformation
    epeirogenic
  8. highly polished, well-rounded pebbles believed to have been stomach stones of dinosaurs
    gastroliths
  9. without a backbone
    invertebrate
  10. the process by which rocks are formed from sediment
    lithification
  11. found in the sea; produced by the sea
    marine
  12. paleontology of minute fossils
    micropaleontology
  13. formation of mountain ranges by folds, faults, upthrusts, and overthrusts
    orogenic
  14. the study of plants through the study of fossils
    paleobotany
  15. the science of plant and animal fossils
    paleontology
  16. a petrifying; conversion of organic matter into stone or a substance of stony hardness
    petrifaction
  17. turned into stone
    petrified
  18. formation of mineral grains in a rock while in the solid state
    recrystallization
  19. a relatively dense current that movves along theĀ bottom slope of a body of standing water
    turbidity current
  20. having a backbone
    vertebrate

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