guyot

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Named for Swiss geologist Arnold Henry Guyot (1807-1884); coined by Harry Hammond Hess c. 1965.

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guyot (plural guyots)

  1. (oceanography) A flat-topped seamount.
    • 2003, Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, BCA, p. 158:
      It was scored everywhere with canyons, trenches and crevasses and dotted with volcanic seamounts that he called guyots after an earlier Princeton geologist named Arnold Guyot.

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