a synclinal fold.
a downward fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope towards a vertical axis Compare anticline
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 as small as the side of a cliff or as large as an entire valley. Compare anticline.
[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 […]
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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.
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