Meaning of stalagmite

sta•lag•mite

Pronunciation: (stu-lag'mīt, stal'ug-mīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, more or less resembling an inverted stalactite, formed on the floor of a cave or the like by the dripping of percolating calcareous water. See illus. under
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