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Pan·gae·aalso 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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|Noun||1.||Pangea - (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland|
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