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encrust

, incrust (in-krŭst′) [L. incrustare, to cover with a rind or crust]
To coat with a crust of debris, e.g., of lipids, proteins, salts, slime, or sugars.
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Morris & Rollins (1971) described a single trilobite specimen with encrusting Cornulites from the Late Ordovician of North America.
The encrusting fauna was identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level.
We did not notice any consistent differences between encrustation intensities and the encrusting fauna across the hardground relief, but Trypanites borings seem to be more common in elevated regions.
The encrusting echinoderm holdfast has a discoidal morphology.
Sheinwoodian stromatoporoids of Saaremaa had also an unusually high number of encrusting corals (i.