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(chemistry) the ratio of the total mass of an element in the earth's crust to the total mass of the earth's crust; expressed as a percentage or in parts per million abundance
pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar apple pie
time from 3,800 million years to 2,500 million years ago; earth's crust formed; unicellular organisms are earliest forms of life Archaeozoic , Archaeozoic aeon , Archean , Archean aeon , Archean eon , Archeozoic , Archeozoic eon
lower layer of the crust asthenosphere
tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors atomic number 14 , Si , silicon
white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals atomic number 20 , Ca , calcium
nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust atomic number 8 , O , oxygen
cheese-and-crumb crust au gratin
(Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust bagel , beigel
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other break , fault , faulting , fracture , geological fault , shift
crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions caliche , hardpan
made with sweetened cream cheese and eggs and cream baked in a crumb crust cheesecake
movement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust crustal movement , tectonic movement
rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly crustal plate , plate
process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust diastrophism
earth's crust deformation into landforms diastrophism
deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust dowdy , pandowdy
crystals lining rock cavity, crust of druse
disturbance in the earth's crust earthquake
formation of a crust encrustation , incrustation
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