terrane

noun
ter·​rane | \ tə-ˈrān How to pronounce terrane (audio) , te- \

Definition of terrane

1 : the area or surface over which a particular rock or group of rocks is prevalent

Examples of terrane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The volcanic plains on the near side of the moon are home to a group of elements including potassium, rare earth elements, phosphorous among others – known as Procellarum KREEP terrane (PKT) that is rare elsewhere on the moon. Katie Hunt, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of terrane

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for terrane

alteration of terrain

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“Terrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terrane. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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