stratovolcano

[ strey-toh-vol-key-noh, strat-oh- ]
/ ˌstreɪ toʊ vɒlˈkeɪ noʊ, ˌstræt oʊ- /

noun, plural stra·to·vol·ca·noes, stra·to·vol·ca·nos.

a large, steep volcano built up of alternating layers of lava and ash or cinders.

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Also called composite volcano .

Origin of stratovolcano

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

stratovolcano
[ străt′ō-vŏl-kānō ]

See under volcano.
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