shield volcano

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shield volcano

n.
A volcano composed of gently sloping sheets of basaltic lava from successive volcanic eruptions.

shield volcano

n
(Geological Science) a broad volcano built up from the repeated nonexplosive eruption of basalt to form a low dome or shield, usually having a large caldera at the summit
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