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noun, Geology.
the assemblage of rocks, rich in silica and alumina, that comprise the continental portions of the upper layer of the earth’s crust.
the silicon-rich and aluminium-rich rocks of the earth’s continental upper crust, the most abundant individual rock being granite

sialic si·al·ic (sī-āl’ĭk)
Having or having the characteristics of saliva.


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