diastrophism

noun
di·​as·​tro·​phism | \dī-ˈas-trə-ˌfi-zəm \

Definition of diastrophism 

Other Words from diastrophism

diastrophic \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈsträ-​fik \ adjective
diastrophically \ -​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of diastrophism

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diastrophism

Greek diastrophē twisting, from diastrephein to distort, from dia- + strephein to twist

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