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Meaning of stalactite

sta•lac•tite

Pronunciation: (stu-lak'tīt, stal'uk-tīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, shaped like an icicle, hanging from the roof of a cave or the like, and formed by the dripping of percolating calcareous water.
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