concretionary


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concretionary

[kən′krē·shə‚ner·ē]
(geology)
Tending to grow together, forming concretions.
(pathology)
A compact mass of inorganic material formed in a body cavity or in tissue.
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Concretionary cementation has proceeded in periods of sedimentary breaks during post-depositional subaerial exposure with significant meteoric water migration.
There was no evidence in these soils of the formation of a spodic horizon but concretionary material implies the movement within the profile of Fe and Al in what might be described as a pseudo-gley (van Dijk 1969), probably due to periodic saturation with water that has facilitated movement of Al and Fe peptised by acid leaf extracts.
An examination of the composition of the concretionary material showed considerable differences between soils under the different species.
The concretionary material was relatively indifferent to component 1, i.