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diastrophism

noun di·as·tro·phism \dī-ˈas-trə-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of DIASTROPHISM

:  tectonism
di·a·stroph·ic \ˌdī-ə-ˈsträ-fik\ adjective
di·a·stroph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of DIASTROPHISM

Greek diastrophē twisting, from diastrephein to distort, from dia- + strephein to twist
First Known Use: 1890

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