synclinal

adjective
syn·​cli·​nal | \ (ˌ)sin-ˈklī-nᵊl How to pronounce synclinal (audio) \

Definition of synclinal

1 : inclined down from opposite directions so as to meet
2 : having or relating to a folded rock structure in which the sides dip toward a common line or plane

First Known Use of synclinal

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for synclinal

Greek syn- + klinein to lean — more at lean

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“Synclinal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synclinal. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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