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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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The most pronounced pattern of the Moho geometry is a significant contrast between the crustal thickness of orogenic formations compared to continental sedimentary basins.
This regional gradient has been interpreted as indicative of an increase of the crustal thickness to the north as suggests the P-wave velocity model (Ehsan et al., 2015).
Their work thus suggests that upper crustal shortening is a chief factor for topographic uplift and crustal thickening at the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau.
Maurice, C., Francis, D., and Madore, L., 2003, Constraints on early Archean crustal extraction and tholeiitic-komatiitic volcanism in greenstone belts of the northern Superior Province: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.
For Poland the value of the vertical crustal movement at -2 mm /year was assumed (Agren and Svensson, 2007), based on the movement determined on a small sample of only four GPS stations.
The following discussion undertakes to present a straight-forward physically motivated computational framework in which proper stochastic procedures represent the spatially correlated distributions of unknown crustal flow properties in a manner which allows finite-element solvers to provide more realistic flow and heat transport simulations.
The paper will research on the damage of rock mass and crushing rate under different crustal stress with the reference of actual operation situation on site.
Keywords: Eastern margin of Qinghai--Tibet Plateau, Bouguer gravity, Long period magnetotellurics, Crustal fluid, Apparent density
The Central System is a crustal pop-up in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula with an uplifted Variscan basement (Fig.
At present, complete separation of the main (or core) field and the crustal field has not been achieved in theory.
Orcutt said that their computer models showed that the crustal oxygen concentrations in the region were most likely the result of microbial life forms scavenging oxygen in the crust as seawater moves through fractures and cracks deep in the rocks.
The slab sank so low in the mantle that it was effectively in a crustal graveyard, the team suggests, where convection was weak and the crust could stay intact.