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adjective syn·cli·nal \(ˌ)sin-ˈklī-nəl\

Definition of synclinal

  1. 1 :  inclined down from opposite directions so as to meet

  2. 2 :  having or relating to a folded rock structure in which the sides dip toward a common line or plane

Origin and Etymology of synclinal

Greek syn- + klinein to lean — more at lean

First Known Use: 1833

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