- a fold of strata so tightly compressed that both limbs dip in the same direction.
Origin of isocline
First recorded in 1885–90; back formation from isoclinal
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- a series of rock strata with isoclinal folds
- another name for isoclinal (def. 3)
- A geologic fold that has two parallel limbs. See illustration at fold.
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