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tuff

a rock formed by the fusing together on the ground of small rock fragments (less than 2 mm across) ejected from a volcano
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tuff

[təf]
(geology)
Consolidated volcanic ash, composed largely of fragments (less than 4 millimeters) produced directly by volcanic eruption; much of the fragmented material represents finely comminuted crystals and rocks.
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tuff, volcanic tuff

A low-density, high-porosity rock; composed of volcanic particles, ranging from ash size to small pebble size, which are compacted or cemented together; sometimes used as building stone or as a thermal insulation material.
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