Composite-volcano



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

noun, plural stratovolcanoes, stratovolcanos.
1.
a large, steep volcano built up of alternating layers of lava and ash or cinders.
n.

coined in German (von Seebach, 1866), from strato-, comb. form of stratus (see stratum) + volcano. So called for its composite structure.
stratovolcano
(strāt’ō-vŏl-kā’nō)
See under volcano.

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