isopach

[ ahy-suh-pak ]
/ ˈaɪ səˌpæk /

noun Geology.

a line drawn on a map connecting all points of equal thickness of a particular geologic formation.

Nearby words

  1. isonome,
  2. isonomic,
  3. isonomy,
  4. isonzo,
  5. isooctane,
  6. isopachous,
  7. isopag,
  8. isopathy,
  9. isopectic,
  10. isopedin

Origin of isopach

1915–20; iso- + -pach < Greek páchos thickness

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British Dictionary definitions for isopach

isopach

isopachyte (ˌaɪsəʊˈpækaɪt)

/ (ˈaɪsəʊˌpæk) /

noun

geology a line on a map connecting points below which a particular rock stratum has the same thickness

Word Origin for isopach

C20: from iso- + Greek pakhus thick, pakhutēs thickness

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