diastrophism

noun
di·​as·​tro·​phism | \ dī-ˈa-strə-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce diastrophism (audio) \

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Other Words from diastrophism

diastrophic \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈsträ-​fik How to pronounce diastrophic (audio) \ adjective
diastrophically \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈsträ-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce diastrophically (audio) \ 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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“Diastrophism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diastrophism. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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