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Definition of iron pan in English:

noun

Geology
A hardpan in which iron oxides are the chief cementing agents.
Example sentences
  • The iron can become indurated to form an iron pan.
  • It's darker than a raw cast iron pan, but no amount of imagination will make it black.
  • There is also an unknown degree of iron pan formation, which must affect gaseous exchange within the mound.

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