continental crust(redirected from continental crusts)
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continental crust[¦känt·ən¦ent·əl ′krəst]
The basement complex of rock, that is, metamorphosed sedimentary and volcanic rock with associated igneous rocks mainly granitic, that underlies the continents and the continental shelves.
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