autogeosyncline

noun

au·​to·​geosyncline
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plural -s
geology
: an isolated basin which is relatively remote from uplifted source areas and in which fine clastic sediments, carbonate rocks, and evaporites are usually deposited

Word History

Etymology

aut- + geosyncline

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“Autogeosyncline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autogeosyncline. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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