clastic definition

  • adjective:
    • Separable into components or having detachable sections: a clastic anatomical model.
    • Geology composed of fragments of preexisting stone; fragmental.
    • made up of components which are effortlessly removable.
    • made of fragments of pre-existing rocks.
    • with respect to just what may be taken apart.
    • Fragmental; comprised of brok´┐Ż fragments.
    • effective at being taken aside
    • of or belonging to or being a rock consists of fragments of older rocks (e.g., conglomerates or sandstone)
  • others:
    • associated with what might taken fully to pieces.
    • separating into fragments or individual portions; dividing into components; causing or undergoing disruption or dissolution: as, clastic action; the clastic pole of an ovum; a clastic cell.
    • In geology, fragmental: as, clastic stones; clastic structure.
    • In petrography, sedimentary stones composed of fragments of older rocks.

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