sealing-wax structure

sealing-wax structure

[′sēl·iŋ ¦waks ‚strək·chər]
(geology)
A primary sedimentary flow structure produced by slumping, characterized by the lack of a sharply defined slip plane at the base or a contemporaneous erosion plane at the top, and occupying a zone of highly fluid contortion in an otherwise normal sedimentary succession.
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