biogenic sediment

biogenic sediment

[¦bī·ō¦jen·ik ′sed·ə·mənt]
(geology)
A deposit resulting from the physiological activities of organisms.
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Biogenic sediment is an important component of the general sediment supply.
Though climate change may have some adverse effects on corals and other biogenic sediment sources, it can also have a positive impact.