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syncline

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noun syn·cline \ˈsin-ˌklīn\

Definition of syncline

  1. :  a trough of stratified rock in which the beds dip toward each other from either side — compare anticline



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Origin and Etymology of syncline

back-formation from synclinal


First Known Use: 1873


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