sedimentary rock

Rock formed of mechanical, chemical, or organic sediment such as: clastic rock (e.g. conglomerate, sandstone, or shale) formed of fragments of other rock transported from its source and deposited in water; rock (e.g. rock salt or gypsum) formed by precipitation from solution; or rock (e.g. limestone) formed from secretions of organisms.

Synonym: 
sedimentary
Citation: 
Adapted from "sedimentary rock." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.
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