magma chamber

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY
The subterranean cavity containing the gas-rich liquid magma which feeds a volcano.
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GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
A subterranean region composed of magma that may have a conduit or set of conduits leading to a volcanic vent or vents on a planet's surface.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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