A columnar deposit formed by the union of a stalactite with its complementary stalagmite. Also known as column; pillar.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a sinter-drip formation in the shape of a column that forms in caves by the union of a stalactite and a stalagmite.
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