noun para·geosyncline \¦parə+\

Definition of parageosyncline

  1. :  a geosyncline within or adjacent to a craton and usually less elongated, shallower, and less persistent than an orthogeosyncline

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Origin and Etymology of parageosyncline

1para- + geosyncline

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