Definition of Volcano

1. Noun. A fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt.

Exact synonyms: Vent
Generic synonyms: Cleft, Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Scissure
Examples of category: Eructation, Eruption, Extravasation, Active



2. Noun. A mountain formed by volcanic material.

Definition of Volcano

1. n. A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; -- often popularly called a burning mountain.

2. n. A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; -- often popularly called a burning mountain.

Definition of Volcano

1. Noun. A vent or fissure on the surface of a planet (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Volcano

1. an opening in the earth's crust through which molten rock and gases are ejected [n -NOES or -NOS]

Medical Definition of Volcano

1. Origin: It. Volcano, vulcano, fr. L. Vulcanus Vulkan, the god of fire. See Vulkan. A mountain or hill, usually more or less conical in form, from which lava, cinders, steam, sulphur gases, and the like, are ejected; often popularly called a burning mountain. Volcanoes include many of the most conspicuous and lofty mountains of the earth, as Mt. Vesuvius in Italy (4,000 ft. High), Mt. Loa in Hawaii (14,000 ft), Cotopaxi in South America (nearly 20,000 ft), which are examples of active volcanoes. The crater of a volcano is usually a pit-shaped cavity, often of great size. The summit crater of Mt. Loa has a maximum length of 13,000 ft, and a depth of nearly 800 feet. Beside the chief crater, a volcano may have a number of subordinate craters. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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