Definition for STA-LAC'TITE

STA-LAC'TITE, n. [Gr. σταλακτος, σταλακτις, from σταλαζω, to drop, from σταλαω, L. stillo.]

A subvariety of carbonate of lime, usually in a conical or cylindrical form, pendent from the roofs and sides of caverns like an icicle; produced by the filtration of water containing calcarious particles, through fissures and pores of rocks. Encyc. Cleaveland.

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