stalagmite

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a long pointed growth of mineral upwards from the floor of a cave, formed by the constant dripping of water which is rich in minerals from the tip of a stalactite

Construction

  • An upward-pointing deposit formed as an accretion of mineral matter produced by evaporation ofdripping water, projecting from the surface of rock or concrete, commonly conical in shape. See also stalactite.
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