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fu·ma·role

 (fyo͞o′mə-rōl′)
n.
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.

fumarole

(ˈfjuːməˌrəʊl)
n
(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]
fumarolic adj

fu•ma•role

(ˈfyu məˌroʊl)

n.
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.

fu·ma·role

(fyo͞o′mə-rōl′)
A hole in the surface of the Earth from which hot smoke and gases escape. Fumaroles are found on or near volcanoes.
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It was volcanic in origin, and was now fringed on three sides by coral reefs; some fumaroles to the northward, and a hot spring, were the only vestiges of the forces that had long since originated it.
Del resto, lo stesso mito eziologico dei Campi Flegrei spiega le solfatare e le fumarole che tanto attirano i turisti come le esalazioni dei corpi in putrefazione dei Giganti rinchiusi da Eracle nelle viscere della terra (8).
At the same time, metals and aerosol particles are transported by low-temperature gas and precipitate together with native sulfur around fumarole vents, forming well-known yellow incrustations.
The volcano presents fumarole activity which is located close to interior of the crater; there is also an important fumarole field, NW to the outer flank of the PVS.
You'll learn firsthand the difference between a hot spring and a fumarole. And if you're traveling with kids, the five-day Yellowstone for Families programs are great.
"I am a long way from being a geologist, but I can explain in lay terms how a mud pot, fumarole [steam vent] or a geyser works," Koberlein said.
A fairly constant fumarole can be seen emanating from the crater (and from our front door).
After day broke on Tuesday morning, TV pictures showed intermittent steam and gases spewing from a fumarole, or opening, on a side of the Volcano and rivulets of lava coursing down the mountain slopes.
Loppi S and Bonini I (2000) Lichens and mosses as biomonitors of trace elements in areas with thermal springs and fumarole activity (Mt Amiata, central Italy).
Plumes of smoke, stinking of sulfur, rise out of a nearby fumarole. As I rest, the previous night, in all its strangeness, replays itself.
Spirit found a fossil fumarole, where silica-rich water percolated near a volcanically heated vent, and it discovered sulfate salts that may have been deposited much more recently.