icecap

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icecap   (īs'kāp')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A dome-shaped body of ice and snow that covers a mountain peak or a large area and spreads out under its own weight. Ice caps have an area of less than 50,000 square km (19,500 square mi). Compare ice sheet.

  2. A polar cap.


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