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A¯иsə¦meиtriиkəl bedиiŋ } asymmetrical fold [GEOL] A fold in which one limb dips more steeply than the other. { ¦a¯иsə¦meиtriиkəl fo¯ld } asymmetrical laccolith [GEOL] A laccolith in which the beds dip at conspicuously different angles in different sectors. { ¦a¯иsə¦meиtriиkəl lakиə lith } asymmetrical ripple mark [GEOL] The normal form of ripple mark, with short downstream slopes and comparatively long, gentle upstream slopes. { ¦a¯иsə¦meиtriиkəl ripиəl ma¨rk } asymmetrical vein [GEOL] A crustified vein of geologic material with unlike layers on each side.

Ws arteritic migmatite [MINERAL] Mn3(AsO3)2 A black mineral crystallizing in the rhombohedral system and consisting of manganese arsenite. { a¨r man gı¯t } armenite [MINERAL] BaCa2Al6Si8O28и2H2O Mineral composed of a hydrous calcium barium aluminosilicate. 4–20 inches or 1–50 centimeters in diameter) subspherical mass of silt or clay coated with coarse sand and fine gravel. Also known as pudding ball. { a¨rиmərd məd bo˙l } Armorican orogeny [GEOL] Little-used term, now replaced by Hercynian or Variscan orogeny.

Apиəl ko¯l } apposition beach [GEOL] One of a series of parallel beaches formed on the seaward side of an older beach. { apиə zishиən be¯ch } apposition fabric [PETR] A primary orientation of the elements of a sedimentary rock that is developed or formed at time of deposition of the material; fabrics of most sedimentary rocks belong to this type. Also known as primary fabric. { apиə zishи ən fabиrik } apron See outwash plain. { a¯иprən } Aptian [GEOL] Lower Cretaceous geologic time, between Barremian and Albian.

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