/pan jee"euh/, n. Geol.
the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents were joined, from about 300 to 200 million years ago.
[1920-25; PAN- + Gk gaîa earth; allegedly coined by German meteorologist Alfred L. Wegener (1880-1930)]

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