accessory cloud


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accessory cloud

[ak′ses·ə·rē ‚klau̇d]
(meteorology)
A cloud form that is dependent, for its formation and continuation, upon the existence of one of the major cloud genera; may be an appendage of the parent cloud or an immediately adjacent cloudy mass.
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