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continental margin
(English) A zone separating the emergent continents from the deep-sea bottom; generally consists of the continental shelf, slope, and rise. (See also: continental shelf, deep bottom area, continental slope)
marge continentale
(French) Une zone qui sépare les continents émergents du fond d'haute mer; ce qui généralement consiste en le plateau, la pente et la montée continentale. (See also: continental shelf, deep bottom area, continental slope)
margem continental
(Portuguese) Zona que separa os continentes emergentes dos fundos oce√Ęnicos; geralmente √© constitu√≠do pela plataforma continental, a vertente e a plan√≠cie abissal. (See also: continental shelf, deep bottom area, continental slope)

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