- according to Hottinger (2006):
PILE (inflational pillar, crystalline cone auct.) - superposed lamellar thickenings (pustules) on lateral walls or folia in consecutive whorls or consecutive chamberlet layers, that produce an aspect of pillar-like structures in the sections of shells. Compare: interseptal pillars. See also blueprinting.
Hottinger (2006), Illustrated glossary of terms used in foraminiferal research. Carnets de Géologie, Memoir 2, ISSN 1634-0744.
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