quasi-cratonic

quasi-cratonic

[¦kwä·zē krə′tän·ik]
(geology)
Pertaining to a part of oceanic crust marginal to the continent which is considered to be former continental material that stretched and foundered during expansion. Also known as semicratonic.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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