a variety of phonolite that makes a metallic sound when struck
1. a combining form meaning “slope, incline,” and, in mineralogy, “monoclinic,” used in the formation of compound words: clinometer. combining form 1. indicating a slope or inclination: clinometer before vowels clin-, word-forming element meaning “slope, slant, incline,” from Latinized comb. form of Greek klinein “to lean, slope” (see lean (v.)). clino- or clin- pref. Slope; […]
clinocephaly cli·no·ceph·a·ly (klī’nō-sěf’ə-lē) n. Concavity of the upper surface of the skull, causing a saddle-shaped appearance in profile. Also called saddle head.
clinodactyly cli·no·dac·ty·ly (klī’nō-dāk’tə-lē) n. Permanent deflection of one or more fingers.
[klahy-nuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈklaɪ nəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun 1. (in mining, construction, etc.) an instrument that records the deviation of boreholes or the like from the vertical. 2. Drafting. a pair of straightedges hinged together so as to be adjustable to any angle.