Scoria



noun, plural scoriae
[skawr-ee-ee, skohr-] /ˈskɔr iˌi, ˈskoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
Metallurgy. the refuse, dross, or slag left after melting or smelting metal; scum.
2.
Geology. a cinderlike basic cellular lava.
noun (pl) -riae (-rɪˌiː)
1.
a rough cindery crust on top of solidified lava flows containing numerous vesicles
2.
refuse obtained from smelted ore; slag
scoria
(skôr’ē-ə)
Plural scoriae (skôr’ē-ē’)
Rough, crusty, solidified lava containing numerous vesicles that originated as gas bubbles in the lava while it was still molten.

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