geanticline

noun
ge·​anticline | \ (ˈ)jē + \
variants: or less commonly geoanticline \ ¦jē(ˌ)ō + \ or geanticlinal \ (¦)jē + \

Definition of geanticline

: a great upward flexure of the earth's crust opposed to geosyncline

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History and Etymology for geanticline

geanticline, geoanticline from ge- + anticline; geanticlinal from ge- + anticlinal

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“Geanticline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geanticline. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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