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stratovolcano

[ strey-toh-vol-key-noh, strat-oh- ]
/ 藢stre瑟 to蕣 v蓲l藞ke瑟 no蕣, 藢str忙t o蕣- /
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noun, plural stra路to路vol路ca路noes, stra路to路vol路ca路nos.Geology.
a conical volcano with a sloping profile, often very grand in size, having been formed by alternating layers of lava and fragmental material such as ash and cinders.Compare cinder cone, shield volcano.
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Also called com路pos路ite vol路ca路no [kuhm-poz-it vol-key-noh] /k蓹m藞p蓲z 瑟t v蓲l藢ke瑟 no蕣/ .

Origin of stratovolcano

First recorded in 1890鈥95; strato- + volcano; translation of German Stratovulkan
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Scientific definitions for stratovolcano

stratovolcano
[ str膬t鈥才-v艔l-k膩n艒 ]

See under volcano.
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