noun an·ti·cli·no·ri·um

Definition of anticlinorium



  1. :  a series of anticlines and synclines so grouped that taken together they have the general outline of an arch —opposed to synclinorium

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Origin and Etymology of anticlinorium

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary anticline + New Latin -orium

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a brief usually trivial fact

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