One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An elongated structure often found on underwater shipwrecks, somewhat like a stalactite or icicle in appearance, consisting of microbial and fungal growths inside a layer of iron oxide.
1980s; earliest use found in Science. From rust + -icle. Coined by R. D. Ballard.
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