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[gee-oh] /giˈoʊ/
a flat-topped seamount, found chiefly in the Pacific Ocean.
Origin of guyot
1945-50; named after Arnold H. Guyot (1807-84), Swiss-born American geologist and geographer Unabridged
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a flat-topped submarine mountain, common in the Pacific Ocean, usually an extinct volcano whose summit did not reach above the sea surface Compare seamount
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C20: named after A. H. Guyot (1807–84), Swiss geographer and geologist
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Word Origin and History for guyot

"flat-topped submarine mountain," 1946, named for Swiss geographer/geologist Arnold Guyot (1807-1884).

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guyot in Science
A flat-topped, extinct submarine volcano having an elevation of over 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above the ocean floor. Guyots are thought to form as volcanos in sea-floor spreading zones and to become extinct as they move away from the spreading zones through plate tectonic forces. Their flat tops are believed to form by the erosional action of waves when they initially project above sea level.
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