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 (străt′ō-vŏl-kā′nō, strā′tō-)
n. pl. strat·o·vol·ca·nos
A volcano composed of steep, alternating layers of lava and pyroclastic material, such as ash. Also called composite volcano.

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n, pl -noes or -nos
(Physical Geography) a cone-shaped volcano containing layers of lava and ash
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Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the largest strato volcanoes in the world reaching 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) into the air.