stratovolcano
noun Etymology: New Latin stratum + English -o- + volcano Date: 1937 a volcano composed of explosively erupted cinders and ash with occasional lava flows

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  • Stratovolcano — Mount Fuji, an active stratovolcano in Japan that last erupted in 1707–08 …   Wikipedia

  • stratovolcano — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY also called a stratocone or composite cone A steep sided volcano, usually conical in shape, built of lava flows and fragmental deposits from explosive eruptions. GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A generally steep… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • stratovolcano — strat·o·vol·ca·no (străt ō vŏl kāʹnō, strā tō ) n. pl. strat·o·vol·ca·nos A volcano composed of alternating layers of lava and ash.   [stratum + volcano.] * * * …   Universalium

  • stratovolcano — noun A tall conical volcano, composed of layers (or strata) of hardened lava, tephra and ash …   Wiktionary

  • stratovolcano —    A volcano that is constructed of alternating layers of lava and pyroclastic deposits, along with abundant dikes and sills. Viscous, acidic lava may flow from fissures radiating from a central vent, from which pyroclastics are ejected.… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • stratovolcano — [ˌstratəʊvɒl keɪnəʊ] noun (plural stratovolcanoes) a volcano built up of alternate layers of lava and ash …   English new terms dictionary

  • stratovolcano — strato·volcano …   English syllables

  • stratovolcano — /strætoʊvɒlˈkeɪnoʊ/ (say stratohvol kaynoh) noun a volcano consisting of layers of lava alternating with ash and pyroclastic rocks. Compare shield volcano. {strato (def. 2) + volcano} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stratovolcano — |stra]d.ō, rā] also rä] or rȧ]+ noun Etymology: New Latin stratum + English o + volcano; from its cone s being built up of successive layers of ash and lava : a volcano composed of explosively erupted cinders and ash with occasional lava flows… …   Useful english dictionary

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