pillow lava

pillow lava
   A general term for lava displaying pillow structure (discontinuous, close-fitting, bun-shaped or ellipsoidal masses, generally < 1 m in diameter); considered to have formed in a subaqueous environment; such lava is usually basaltic or andesitic.
   Compare: aa lava, block lava, pahoehoe lava.
   SW, GG, & GS

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • Pillow Lava — lava solidified underwater assuming pillowlike shapes …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • pillow lava — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY Interconnected, sack like bodies of lava formed underwater. GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A type of submarine lava flow consisting of interconnected, elongated lava tubes. Cross sections of individual lava tubes… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

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  • pillow lava — Geol. lava in the form of an agglomeration of rounded, pillow shaped masses, the result of subaqueous or subglacial volcanic eruption. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • pillow lava — /ˈpɪloʊ lavə/ (say piloh lahvuh) noun lava which has cooled into a mass of rounded pillow like shapes with a fine grained surface, thought to result from sudden cooling under water …   Australian English dictionary

  • pillow lava — noun The rock type typically formed when lava emerges from an underwater volcanic vent or a lava flow enters the ocean …   Wiktionary

  • pillow lava — noun lava that hardened in rounded shapes suggestive of pillows; believed to result from underwater eruptions • Hypernyms: ↑lava …   Useful english dictionary

  • pillow lava — noun lava which has solidified as rounded masses, characteristic of eruption under water …   English new terms dictionary