Icecap meaning

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An extensive dome-shaped or platelike perennial cover of ice and snow that spreads out from a center and covers a large area, especially of land or a polar region.
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A dome-shaped body of ice and snow that covers a mountain peak or a large area and spreads out under its own weight. Ice caps have an area of less than 50,000 square km (19,500 square mi).
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A polar cap.
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A permanent expanse of ice encompassing a large geographical area, e.g. in Earth's polar zones.

The ocean beneath the arctic icecap hosts many unique organisms adapted to the cold and lack of light.

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