diastrophism

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

Definition of diastrophism

diastrophic

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈsträ-fik\ adjective

diastrophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of diastrophism

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


First Known Use: 1890


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