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[sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh m, -nohr-] /ˌsɪŋ kləˈnɔr i əm, -ˈnoʊr-/
noun, plural synclinoria
[sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh, -nohr-ee-uh] /ˌsɪŋ kləˈnɔr i ə, -ˈnoʊr i ə/ (Show IPA),
synclinoriums. Geology.
a regional structure of general synclinal form that includes a series of smaller folds.
Compare anticlinorium.
Origin of synclinorium
From New Latin, dating back to 1875-80; See origin at syncline, -ory2
Related forms
synclinorial, synclinorian, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for synclinorium


noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
a vast elongated syncline with its strata further folded into anticlines and synclines
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from syncline + -orium, suffix indicating a place
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