- of or relating to a crust, as of the earth.
Origin of crustal
1855–60; < Latin crūst(a) shell, crust + -al1
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Examples from the Web for crustal
He does not allow the "crustal relief" to have the upper hand in the matter.
Two kinds of crustal movement, as we have seen, are recognised by geologists.Fragments of Earth Lore
Moreover, in most cases, they are not reversible as are the crustal and solar phenomena.Climatic Changes
Geologists would report on the crustal relief (as the features of Mother-Earth are inelegantly termed).
Why crustal movements occur is not definitely known though many theories have been advanced to explain them.Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Canyon Region
Edwin Dinwiddie McKee
- of or relating to the earth's crust
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