sloping downward from opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line.
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 […]
synclitism syn·cli·tism (sĭn’klĭ-tĭz’əm, sĭng’-) n. The condition of parallelism between the plane of the pelvis and that of the fetal head.
synclonus syn·clo·nus (sĭn’klō’nəs) n. Clonic spasm or tremor of several muscles at the same time. A disease characterized by such spasms or tremors.