Science / Biology / Sediment: Loose aggregate of solids derived from preexisting rocks, or solids precipitated from solution by inorganic chemical processes or extracted from solution by organisms.

Other Words for Sediment

Sediment Noun Synonyms: lees, dregs, deposit, grounds, precipitate, remains, residue, settlings, residuum, detritus

Terrigenous Sediment

Science / Geology / Terrigenous Sediment: Sediment that is derived from the weathering of rocks which are exposed above sea level. MORE

Sedimentary Structure

Science / Geology / Sedimentary Structure: A structure in a sedimentary rock that forms at or near the time of deposition and reveals information about the depositional environment. Examples include: ripple marks, cross-bedding, mud cracks, an MORE

Sorting (Of A Sediment)

Science / Marine Biology / Sorting (Of A Sediment): The range of scatter of particle sizes about the median grain size of a sediment MORE

Detrital Sediment

Science / Geology / Detrital Sediment: A sediment deposited by a physical process. MORE

Pelagic Sediment

Science / Geology / Pelagic Sediment: A ocean sediment that accumulates far enough from land that detrital materials are a minor component. These sediments are largely composed of the tiny shell debris of radiolarians and foraminifera. MORE

Sedimentary Rock

Science / Biology / Sedimentary Rock: Any rock composed of sediment, i.e., solid particles and dissolved minerals. Examples include rocks that form from sand or mud in riverbeds or on the sea bottom. MORE