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also Pan·ge·a  (păn-jē′ə)
A supercontinent that included all the world's landmasses in the late Paleozoic and, according to the theory of plate tectonics, subsequently broke apart into Laurasia and Gondwana.

[pan- + Greek gaia, earth.]
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Noun1.Pangea - (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and GondwanalandPangea - (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland
plate tectonic theory, plate tectonics, tectonics - the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
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