cyclothem Unit, or given set of deposits, laid down as a result of either cyclic or rhythmic sedimentation. In a cyclic sequence the cyclothem would represent the whole succession, e.g. 1234321, whereas in a rhythmic sequence the cyclothem units would be repeated, e.g. 12341234. See CYCLOSTRATIGRAPHY.
More From encyclopedia.com
Hepatomegaly , hepatomegaly Enlargement of the liver as a result of congestion (e.g. in heart failure), inflammation or fatty infiltration (as in kwashiorkor). hepa… Alum , alum (ăl´əm), any one of a series of isomorphous double salts that are hydrated sulfates of a univalent cation (e.g., potassium, sodium, ammonium, ce… Hygroscopic Nucleus , hygroscopic nucleus Microscopic particle (e.g. of sulphur dioxide, salt, dust, or smoke) in the free air, on which water vapour may condense to form… Silicate , silicate silicates The most important and abundant group of rock-forming minerals, which can be classified according to the structural arrangement of… Deimatic Behaviour , deimatic behaviour Intimidating behaviour in animals which serves to warn off potential predators. It may be bluff (e.g. the inflation of the lungs i… Psilophytales , Skip to main content Psilophytales Psilophytales (psilophytes) Primitive pteridophytes, which were the earliest vascular plants, from the Silurian an…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article