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Webster 1913 Edition


Zechstein


Zech′steinˊ

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Noun.
[Gr., fr.
zeche
a mine +
stein
a stone.]
(Geol.)
The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.

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Zechstein

Zechstein

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Proper noun

Zechstein

  1. (geology) A unit of sedimentary rock layers of Middle to Late Permian age located in the Permian Basin (Europe), corresponding to the Lopingian (epoch).