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quaquaversal

[kwey-kwuh-vur-suh l] /ˌkweɪ kwəˈvɜr səl/
adjective
1.
(of a geological formation) sloping downward from the center in all directions.
Origin of quaquaversal
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin quāquā vers(us) literally, wheresoever turned, turned everywhere + -al1
Related forms
quaquaversally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quaquaversal

quaquaversal

/ˌkwɑːkwəˈvɜːsəl/
adjective
1.
(geology) directed outwards in all directions from a common centre: the quaquaversal dip of a pericline
Word Origin
C18: from Latin quāquā in every direction + versus towards
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