Synclinorium definition

sinklīnôrēəm, siŋklənôrēəm
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(geol.) A large, generally synclinal structure consisting of a succession of subordinate synclines and anticlines.
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(geology) A large syncline with superimposed smaller folds.
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Noun

Singular:
synclinorium
Plural:
synclinoria

Origin of synclinorium

  • Ancient Greek to lay together + mountain.

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