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Columnar

Columnar Meaning & Definition
Columnar Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Columnar?

[adj] characterized by columns; "columnar construction"
[adj] having the form of a column; "trees with columned trunks"; "columnar forms"; "a columnlike tree trunk"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Columnar: columned | columniform | columnlike

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Columnar In Webster's Dictionary

\Co*lum"*nar\, a. [L. columnaris, fr. columna.] Formed in columns; having the form of a column or columns; like the shaft of a column. {Columnar epithelium} (Anat.), epithelium in which the cells are prismatic in form, and set upright on the surface they cover. {Columnar structure} (Geol.), a structure consisting of more or less regular columns, usually six-sided, but sometimes with eight or more sides. The columns are often fractured transversely, with a cup joint, showing a concave surface above. This structure is characteristic of certain igneous rocks, as basalt, and is due to contraction in cooling.

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