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crust

 [krust]
a formed outer layer, especially an outer layer of solid matter formed by drying of a bodily exudate or secretion.
milk crust cradle cap.

crust

(krŭst),
1. A hard outer layer or covering; cutaneous crusts are often formed by dried serum or pus on the surface of a ruptured blister or pustule.
2. A scab.
Synonym(s): crusta
[L. crusta]

crust

(krŭst)
n.
An outer layer or coating formed by the drying of a bodily exudate such as pus or blood; a scab.
v. crusted, crusting, crusts
v.intr.
1. To become covered with a crust.
2. To harden into a crust.

crust′less adj.
Cosmetic surgery A patch of dried protein-rich material that oozes from a hair graft, which sloughs off in 1–3 wks
Dermatology A layer of dried serum from an open wound
Seismology The outer layer of the Earth’s surface

crust

(krŭst)
1. A hard outer layer or covering; cutaneous crusts are often formed by dried serum or pus on the surface of a ruptured blister or pustule.
2. A scab.
Synonym(s): crusta.
[L. crusta]

crust

(krŭst)
1. A hard outer layer or covering; cutaneous crusts are often formed by dried serum or pus on the surface of a ruptured blister or pustule.
2. A scab.
[L. crusta]
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Traces of minerals found inside diamonds are showing scientists what is taking place hundreds of metres under the Earth's crust, according to a report published in the journal Nature.
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The ooze collects in a tanklike pocket, or magma chamber, in the crust. Over time, gas bubbles inside the magma build up pressure--so much that the chamber inflates like a balloon.
These are generally interpreted as remnants of the cratonic crust that was rifted during Mesoproterozoic extension, the eastern limit of which may be reflected in a prominent series of west-facing crustal-scale homoclines beneath the Foreland Belt.
The mechanism by which magma migrates depends on the properties of the magmas and conditions in the crust. Large quantities of fluid magma can migrate quickly through cracks in brittle crust by dyking.
Over a period of approximately 200,000,000 years, the spreading center created about 5,000 miles of new, thinner crust, Sleep calculates.
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh CAIRO - 21 April 2019: Trade and Industry Minister Amr Nassar has extended fees on crust leather exports for one year to start May 2.