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oceanic ridge

noun

any section of the narrow, largely continuous range of submarine mountains that extends into all the major oceans and at which new oceanic lithosphere is created by the rise of magma from the earth's interiorSee also sea-floor spreading

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oceangoing, oceania, oceanian, oceanic, oceanic crust, oceanic ridge, oceanic trench, oceanic whitetip shark, oceanicity, oceanid, oceanids
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