Stalagmites



noun
1.
a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, more or less resembling an inverted stalactite, formed on the floor of a cave or the like by the dripping of percolating calcareous water.
noun
1.
a cylindrical mass of calcium carbonate projecting upwards from the floor of a limestone cave: formed by precipitation from continually dripping water Compare stalactite
stalagmite
(stə-lāg’mīt’)
A cylindrical or conical mineral deposit, similar to a stalactite but built up from the floor of a cave or cavern. Stalagmites are typically broader than stalactites. The two formations are often, but not always, paired, and they sometimes join at a midpoint to form a pillar. Compare stalactite.
stalagmites [(stuh-lag-meyets)]

Rock structures that grow up from the floors of caves as water drips down and deposits minerals. (Compare stalactites.)

Note: Stalagmites grow very slowly.

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