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Rock rich in silicon and aluminum forming the upper layer of the earth's crust beneath all continental landmasses.

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(Geological Science) the silicon-rich and aluminium-rich rocks of the earth's continental upper crust, the most abundant individual rock being granite
[C20: si(licon) + al(uminium)]
sialic adj
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Noun1.sial - the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crustsial - the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and aluminum
crust, Earth's crust - the outer layer of the Earth
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
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