[an-ti-klahy-nawr-ee-uh m, -nohr-]

noun, plural an·ti·cli·no·ri·a [an-ti-klahy-nawr-ee-uh, -nohr-] /ˌæn tɪ klaɪˈnɔr i ə, -ˈnoʊr-/. Geology.

a compound anticline, consisting of a series of subordinate anticlines and synclines, the whole having the general contour of an arch.

Origin of anticlinorium

1870–75; < New Latin; see anticline, -tory2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anticlinorium


noun plural -noria (-ˈnɔːrɪə)

a vast elongated anticline with its strata further folded into anticlines and synclines
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