corallian definition

  • noun:
    • A deposit of coralliferous limestone creating a portion associated with the center division regarding the oolite.
    • A deposit of coralliferous limestone creating a portion of the center division of this oölite; -- called also coral-rag.
    • obtaining the character of coral, or containing coral.
    • Specifically, in geology, noting a division associated with the Jurassic system lying above the Oxfordian and underneath the Kimmeridgian and in England such as the red coral rag, coralline oölite, and calcareous grit.
    • In geology, the corallian division.
    • A deposit of coralliferous limestone forming a portion associated with the center unit of the oolite.
    • A deposit of coralliferous limestone forming a portion of the middle division of the oölite; -- called also coral-rag.
    • Having the character of red coral, or containing coral.
    • Specifically, in geology, noting a division for the Jurassic system lying over the Oxfordian and underneath the Kimmeridgian plus England such as the coral rag, coralline oölite, and calcareous grit.
    • In geology, the corallian unit.
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