eugeosyncline

noun

eu·​geo·​syn·​cline (ˌ)yü-ˌjē-ō-ˈsin-ˌklīn How to pronounce eugeosyncline (audio)
: a narrow rapidly subsiding geosyncline usually with volcanic materials mingled with clastic sediments
eugeosynclinal adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eugeosyncline was in 1942

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“Eugeosyncline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eugeosyncline. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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