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calcareous
(english) Modifier of sediment shorelines and reef slope substrate; light-colored (white, tan) sand, composed of coral, shell, Foraminifera, Halimeda algae and/or echinoderm fragments. A material containing calcium, usually as CaCO3. (See also: sediment shoreline, reef, sand)
calcaire
(french) Modificateur de rivages du sédiment et substrat de la pente récifale; sable clair (blanc, bronze), composé de corail, coquilles, foraminifères, d'algue du genre Halimeda et/ou des fragments des échinodermes. Un matière contenant du calcium, habituellement en forme de CaCO3. (See also: sediment shoreline, reef, sand)
calc√°reo
(portuguese) Modificador das linhas de costa sedimentares e do substrato da vertente recifal. (See also: sediment shoreline, reef, sand)

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