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Mid-Atlantic Ridge

[mid-at-lan-tik, mid-at-lan-] /ˈmɪd ætˈlæn tɪk, ˌmɪd ætˈlæn-/
a north-south suboceanic ridge in the Atlantic Ocean from Iceland to Antarctica on whose crest are several groups of islands; shown by plate tectonics to be the axis along which North America has split away from Eurasia, and along which South America has split away from Africa. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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