lichenometry

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Etymology[edit]

lichen +‎ -metry

Noun[edit]

lichenometry (uncountable)

  1. (archaeology, paleontology, geomorphology) a geomorphic method of geochronologic dating that uses lichen growth to determine the age of exposed rock: lichens are presumed to increase in size radially at specific rates as they grow

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