Definitions

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  • adj. Occurring between beds of rock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as interstratified.

Etymologies

inter- +‎ bedded (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The rolling hills, cuestas, and ridges of the Western Cross Timbers are naturally covered by oak savanna, scrubby oak forest, and prairie and are underlain by interbedded sandstone, shale, and clay.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • The Osage Cuestas ecoregion is an irregular to undulating plain that is underlain by interbedded, westward-dipping sandstone, shale, and limestone.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • The rolling to nearly level plains of the Northern Blackland Prairie ecoregion are underlain by interbedded chalks, marls, limestones, and shales of Cretaceous age.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • The Grand Prairie is an undulating plain underlain by Lower Cretaceous limestones with interbedded marl and clay.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • •In New Jersey, Cambrian-age limestone is extensive, and often interbedded with other rocks including shale, thereby promoting topographic and soil diversity.

    Ecoregions of New Jersey (EPA)

  • •Cambrian-age limestone is extensive, and is often interbedded with other rocks including shale, thereby promoting topographic and soil diversity.

    Ecoregions of New Jersey (EPA)

  • •Cored by folded and faulted, interbedded Silurian sandstone, conglomerate, and quartzite.

    Ecoregions of New Jersey (EPA)

  • "We went to the Rajahmundry area because volcanic layers, called traps … are found in this area interbedded in shallow marine sediments that contain microfossils, which yield age control," explained geologist Gerta Keller of Princeton University.

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  • Soils are often cherty and have developed from carbonate rocks or interbedded chert, sandstone, and shale; mesic Ultisols, Alfisols, and Mollisols are common.

    Ecoregions of Arkansas (EPA)

  • It is largely underlain by interbedded Pennsylvanian sandstone, shale, and siltstone.

    Ecoregions of Arkansas (EPA)

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