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geanticline

[jee-an-ti-klahyn]
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noun Geology.
  1. an anticlinal upwarp of regional extent.

Origin of geanticline

1890–95; < Greek earth + anticline
Related formsge·an·ti·cli·nal [jee-an-ti-klahyn-l, jee-an-] /dʒiˌæn tɪˈklaɪn l, ˌdʒi æn-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for geanticline

geanticline

noun
  1. a gently sloping anticline covering a large area
Derived Formsgeanticlinal, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Greek earth, land + anticline
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