Definition of obduction in English:

obduction

Line breaks: ob|duc¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɒbˈdʌktʃ(ə)n/

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noun

[mass noun] Geology
  • The sideways and upwards movement of the edge of a crustal plate over the margin of an adjacent plate: the granitic magmas formed when the ophiolite complex was obducted onto the continental margin

Derivatives

obduct

verb

Origin

1970s: from Latin obduct- 'covered over', from the verb obducere, from ob- 'against, towards' + ducere 'to lead'.

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