sedimentary peat


sedimentary peat
   An accumulation of organic material that is predominantly the remains of floating aquatic plants (e.g., algae) and the remains and fecal material of aquatic animals, including coprogenous earth.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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