stratigraphy

stratigraphy
stratigraphy [strə tig′rə fē]
n.
[< STRATUM + -GRAPHY]
1. the arrangement of rocks in layers or strata
2. the branch of geology dealing with the study of the nature, distribution, and relations of the stratified rocks of the earth's crust
stratigrapher
n.
stratigraphic [strat΄ə graf′ik]
adj.
stratigraphically
adv.

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