accretion of lithosphere

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Noun[edit]

accretion of lithosphere (uncountable)

  1. the production of new oceanic lithosphere at an active spreading plate boundary by the rise and solidification of magma of basaltic composition.

References[edit]

Elements of Physical Geography, 4th Edition. ISBN 0-471-61647-8