synclinorium

noun
syn·​cli·​no·​ri·​um
plural synclinoria\ -​ēə \

Definition of synclinorium

: a compound flexure of the earth's crust having the form of an inverted anticlinorium

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History and Etymology for synclinorium

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary syncline + New Latin -orium

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“Synclinorium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synclinorium. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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