synclastic

adjective

syn·​clastic
(ˈ)si|n,
sə̇|,
|ŋ+
: curved toward the same side in all directions
used of a surface (as of a sphere) that in all directions around any point bends away from a tangent plane toward the same side
opposed to anticlastic

Word History

Etymology

syn- + Greek klastos broken + English -ic

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“Synclastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synclastic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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