a combining form meaning “slope, incline,” and, in mineralogy, “monoclinic,” used in the formation of compound words: clinometer.

< Latin -clīn(āre) (cognate with Greek klī́nein to cause to lean, Sanskrit śrayati he causes to lean) + -o- Unabridged
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clino- or (before a vowel) clin-
combining form
indicating a slope or inclination: clinometer
[from New Latin, from Greek klinein to slant, lean]
clin- or (before a vowel) clin-
combining form
[from New Latin, from Greek klinein to slant, lean]

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clino- or clin-
Slope; slant: clinocephaly.

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