Lithostratigraphy



[lith-oh-struh-tig-ruh-fee] /ˌlɪθ oʊ strəˈtɪg rə fi/

noun
1.
the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features.
lithostratigraphy
(lĭth’ō-strə-tĭg’rə-fē)
The scientific study and categorization of rock strata based on their lithology (color, texture, and composition). Compare biostratigraphy.

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