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accretion

 [ah-kre´shun]
1. growth by addition of material.
2. accumulation.
adherence of parts normally separated.

ac·cre·tion

(ă-krē'shŭn),
1. Increase by addition to the periphery of material of the same nature as that already present; for example, the manner of growth of crystals. Synonym(s): accrementition (2)
2. In dentistry, foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity.
3. A growing together.
[L. accretio, fr. ad, to, + crescere, to grow]

accretion

/ac·cre·tion/ (ah-kre´shun)
1. growth by addition of material.
2. accumulation.
3. adherence of parts normally separated.

accretion

[əkrē′shən]
Etymology: L, accrescere, to increase
1 growth by the addition of material similar to that already present.
2 the adherence or growing together of parts that are normally separated.
3 an accumulation of foreign material, especially within a cavity. accrete, v., accretive, adj.

ac·cre·tion

(ă-krē'shŭn)
1. Increase by addition to the periphery of material of the same nature as that already present; e.g., the manner of growth of crystals.
2. dentistry Foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity.
3. A growing together of parts normally separate.
[L. accretio, fr. ad, to, + crescere, to grow]

ac·cre·tion

(ă-krē'shŭn)
In dentistry, foreign material (usually plaque or calculus) collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity.
[L. accretio, fr. ad, to, + crescere, to grow]

accretion

1. growth by addition of material.
2. accumulation.
3. adherence of parts normally separated.
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In sections on Mezozoic-Cenozoic, Palaeozoic/Neoproterozoic, and Proterozoic orogens, they explore such topics as Andean flat-slab subduction through time, plate tectonics of the Alpine realm, constraints from detrital zircon age data on the palaeozoic palaeogeography of Mexico, ocean mafic complexes, Neoproterozoic reworking of the Palaeoproterozoic Capricorn Orogen of Western Australia and implications for the amalgamation of Rodinia, and the Palaeoproterozoic Trans-Hudson Orogen as a prototype of modern accretionary processes.
Suspect terranes and accretionary history of the Appalachian orogen.
The mosaic formed in the course of terrain accretionary processes, which created a series of Palaeoproterozoic orogenic belts towards the edges of Archaean protocratons: along the western and southwestern borders of Karelia and Volgo-Uralia and along the northwestern border of Sarmatia (Bogdanova et al.
The basal unit has a well-developed internal structure comprising low-angle, lateral accretionary surfaces typical of deposition as bar-complexes within a laterally mobile river.