isocline

[ ahy-suh-klahyn ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌklaɪn /

noun Geology.

a fold of strata so tightly compressed that both limbs dip in the same direction.

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Origin of isocline

First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from isoclinal
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British Dictionary definitions for isocline

isocline
/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌklaɪn) /

noun

a series of rock strata with isoclinal folds
another name for isoclinal (def. 3)
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Scientific definitions for isocline

isocline
[ īsə-klīn′ ]

A geologic fold that has two parallel limbs. See illustration at fold.
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