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geothermal vent
(English) Submerged earthform consisting of a vent of hot, mineral-rich waters on the ocean floor; generally located on or near spreading oceanic ridges or on the continental margins of subduction trenches. (See also: submerged earthform, sea floor, ridge)
source hydrothermale
(French) Formation sous-marine sur le fond de l’océan qui consiste en une source d'eaux chaudes, riches en minéraux ; généralement localisée sur ou proche des rides d’expansion océanique ou sur les marges continentales des fosses de subduction. (See also: submerged earthform, sea floor, ridge)
fontes geotermais
(Portuguese) Formação geológica constituída por uma saída de água quente mineralizada no fundo oceânico, geralmente localizadas sobre ou perto das cristas oceânicas (por ex. a crista médio Atlântica) ou perto da margem continental duma zona de subducção. (See also: submerged earthform, sea floor, ridge)

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