Definition of Panthalassa in English:

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Panthalassa

Pronunciation: /ˌpanθəˈlasə/
A universal sea or single ocean, such as would have surrounded the postulated supercontinent of Pangaea.

Origin

Late 19th century: from pan- 'all' + Greek thalassa 'sea'.

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