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geosynclinal

[jee-oh-sin-klahyn-l] /ˌdʒi oʊ sɪnˈklaɪn l/
adjective
1.
Geology. pertaining to a synclinal fold that involves a relatively large part of the earth's surface.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; geo- + synclinal
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