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rock cycle

TermDefinition
deposition the natural of adding transported sediments to a landform
erosion the transport of fragments of water, wind, ice, or gravity
extrusive igneous rock rock formed from the cooling of molten rock on Earths surface
instrusive igneous rock rock formed from the cooling of molten rock below Earths surface.
lava molten rock that has erupted onto Earths surface.
lithifacation the compaction and cementing of sediment into rock
magma molten rock below Earths surface
metamorphic rock rock that has been changed by heat and pressure
rock cycle a continuous series of events through which a rock is transformed from one type to another
sediment rock fragments that have been transported to a different location
sedimentary rock rock formed from sediments, organic remains, or chemical
soil the top layer of Earths surface that supports plant growth
weathering the breakdown of rock due to rain, wind, ice, sunlight, and plants
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