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guyot Line breaks: guyot
Pronunciation: /ˈɡiːəʊ/

Definition of guyot in English:


An undersea mountain with a flat top.
Example sentences
  • Seamounts whose peaks have eroded and become a flat surface are called guyots.
  • What remains is an underwater mountain called a guyot.
  • After the war he continued researching guyots and midocean ridges, as well as various mineral studies.


1940s: named after Arnold H. Guyot (1807–84), Swiss geographer.

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