Cementation

Science / Geology / Cementation: The processes through which chemical precipitates form within the pore spaces of a sediment and help bind it into a sedimentary rock.

Coral Reef

Science / Marine Biology / Coral Reef: A wave-resistant structure resulting from cementation processes and the skeletal construction of hermatypic corals, calcareous algae, and other calcium carbonate-secreting organisms MORE

Diagenesis

Science / Geology / Diagenesis: All of the changes which happen to a sediment after deposition, excluding weathering and metamorphism. Diagenesis includes compaction, cementation, leaching and replacement. MORE

Lithification

Science / Geology / Lithification: The processes through which sediments are converted into sedimentary rock, including compaction and cementation. 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

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