cataclinal

adjective
cata·​cli·​nal

Definition of cataclinal

: descending in the same direction as that of the dip of the geological strata a cataclinal valley a cataclinal river opposed to anaclinal

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History and Etymology for cataclinal

cata- + -clinal

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“Cataclinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cataclinal. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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