Diatreme meaning

dīə-trēm
A volcanic pipe that is filled with breccia, formed by a subterranean gaseous explosion.
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A volcanic pipe, filled with breccia, formed by a subterranean gaseous explosion.
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Origin of diatreme

  • Greek diatrēma foramen (of a nerve), dugout canoe dia- dia- trēma perforation terə1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition