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A geologic process in which the oceanic crust of the edge of a tectonic plate is thrust over the continental crust of the edge of another, adjacent plate.

[Latin obductiō, obductiōn-, act of covering or enveloping, from obductus, past participle of obdūcere, to draw forward, cover over : ob-, toward, before; see ob- + dūcere, to lead, draw; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·duct′ v.