clastic 1875, from Gk. klastos "broken in pieces," from klan, klaein "to break," from PIE *kla-, variant of root *kel- "to strike."

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  • clastic — CLÁSTIC, Ă, clastici, ce, adj. (Despre roci) Format din fragmente de minerale şi de roci provenite în urma proceselor de dezagregare şi de acumulare a materialului unor roci preexistente; detritic. – Din fr. clastique. Trimis de ibogdank,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Clastic — Clas tic, a. [Gr. ? br?, fr. ? to break.] 1. Pertaining to what may be taken apart; as, clastic anatomy (of models). [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Fragmental; made up of brok? fragments; as, sandstone is a clastic rock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clastic — [klas′tik] adj. [< Gr klastos, broken < klan, to break (< IE * kla , var. of base * kel , to strike > HOLT, Gr klēma, L calamitas, calamity) + IC] 1. designating an anatomical model with removable sections to show internal structure 2 …   English World dictionary

  • clastic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1877 made up of fragments of preexisting rocks < a clastic sediment > • clastic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clastic — /ˈklæstɪk / (say klastik) adjective 1. Biology breaking up into fragments or separate portions; dividing into parts; causing or undergoing disruption or dissolution: clastic action; the clastic pole of an ovum. 2. relating to an anatomical model… …   Australian English dictionary

  • clastic — adj. Geol. composed of broken pieces of older rocks. Phrases and idioms: clastic rocks conglomerates, sandstones, etc. Etymology: F clastique f. Gk klastos broken in pieces …   Useful english dictionary

  • clastic — /klas tik/, adj. 1. Biol. breaking up into fragments or separate portions; dividing into parts. 2. pertaining to an anatomical model made up of detachable pieces. 3. Geol. noting or pertaining to rock or rocks composed of fragments or particles… …   Universalium

  • clastic — adjective a) made up from parts that are easily removable b) (of rock) made from fragments of pre existing rocks …   Wiktionary

  • clastic — Breaking up into pieces, or exhibiting a tendency so to break or divide. [G. klastos, broken] * * * clas·tic klas tik adj capable of being taken apart used of anatomical models made of detachable pieces * * * clas·tic (klasґtik) [Gr. klastos… …   Medical dictionary

  • clastic —    Pertaining to a rock or sediment composed principally of broken fragments that are derived from preexisting rocks or minerals and that have been transported some distance from their places of origin [6] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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