vulcanism

noun
vul·​ca·​nism | \ ˈvəl-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce vulcanism (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web According to paleobiologist Jessica Whiteside of Brown University, a leading researcher on end-Triassic vulcanism, more evidence is needed before Ruhl’s interpretations are conclusively supported. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "Mass Extinction Easier to Trigger Than Thought," 21 July 2011

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Vulcanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vulcanism. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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