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A hole in a volcanic area from which hot smoke and gases escape.
[Italian fumarola, from Late Latin fūmāriolum, smoke hole, diminutive of Latin fūmārium, smoke chamber, from fūmus, smoke.]
fu′ma·rol′ic (-rŏl′ĭk) adj.
(Geological Science) a vent in or near a volcano from which hot gases, esp steam, are emitted
[C19: from French fumerolle, from Late Latin fūmāriolum smoke hole, from Latin fūmus smoke]
a hole in or near a volcano from which vapor rises.
[1805–15; < French fumerolle < Late Latin fūmāriōlum, diminutive of Latin fūmārium smoke chamber]
fu`ma•rol′ic (-ˈrɒl ɪk) adj.
A hole in the surface of the Earth from which hot smoke and gases escape. Fumaroles are found on or near volcanoes.