synclinorium

synclinorium

[sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uhm, -nohr-]
noun, plural synclinoria [sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh, -nohr-ee-uh] , synclinoriums. Geology.
a regional structure of general synclinal form that includes a series of smaller folds.
Compare anticlinorium.


Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see syncline, -ory2

synclinorial, synclinorian, adjective
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synclinorium (ˌsɪŋklɪˈnɔːrɪəm)
 
n , pl -ria
a vast elongated syncline with its strata further folded into anticlines and synclines
 
[C19: New Latin, from syncline + -orium, suffix indicating a place]

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