cline

noun \ ˈklīn \

Definition of cline

: a gradient of morphological or physiological change in a group of related organisms usually along a line of environmental or geographic transition

clinal

play \ˈklī-nᵊl\ adjective

clinally

play \-nə-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of cline

Greek klinein


-cline

noun combining form

Definition of -cline

: slope
  • monocline

Origin and Etymology of -cline

back-formation from -clinal


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