Calcareous vs Phytoherm - What's the difference?

calcareous | phytoherm |


As an adjective calcareous

is resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.

As a noun phytoherm is

(geology|biology) a calcareous 'freshwater reef', generally built up from autochthonous petrification of bryophytes, funghi, algae and cyanobacteria.

calcareous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.
  • phytoherm

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology, biology) A calcareous 'freshwater reef', generally built up from autochthonous petrification of bryophytes, funghi, algae and cyanobacteria.
  • References

    *Pedley, H.M. 1990. Classification and environmental models of cool freshwater tufas. Sedimentary Geology 68 , pp. 143-154.