chimney science definition
- An elongated opening in a volcano through which magma reaches the Earth's surface.
- A stack of minerals that have precipitated out of a hydrothermal vent on the floor of a sea or ocean. See more at hydrothermal vent.
- An isolated column of rock along a coastline, formed by the erosion of a sea cliff by waves. Chimneys are smaller than stacks.
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