synchysis scintillans synchysis scin·til·lans (sĭn’tə-lānz’)
An accumulation of cholesterol crystals in the vitreous humor, having the appearance of glistening spots in the eye.
adjective, Mathematics. 1. (of a surface) having principal curvatures of similar sign at a given point. adjective 1. (maths) (of a surface) having a curvature at a given point and in a particular direction that is of the same sign as the curvature at that point in perpendicular direction Compare anticlastic
adjective 1. sloping downward from opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line. 2. Geology. inclining upward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a downward fold of rock strata. pertaining to such a fold.
noun, Geology. 1. a synclinal fold. noun 1. a downward fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope towards a vertical axis Compare anticline syncline (sĭn’klīn’) A fold of rock layers that slope upward on both sides of a common low point. Synclines form when rocks are compressed by plate-tectonic forces. They can be […]
[sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh m, -nohr-] /ˌsɪŋ kləˈnɔr i əm, -ˈnoʊr-/ noun, plural synclinoria [sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh, -nohr-ee-uh] /ˌsɪŋ kləˈnɔr i ə, -ˈnoʊr i ə/ (Show IPA), synclinoriums. Geology. 1. a regional structure of general synclinal form that includes a series of smaller folds. synclinorium /ˌsɪŋklɪˈnɔːrɪəm/ noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə) 1. a vast elongated syncline with its strata further folded […]