[ per-i-klahyn ]
/ ˈpɛr ɪˌklaɪn /

noun Mineralogy.

a variety of albite occurring in large, white opaque crystals.

Origin of pericline

First recorded in 1825–35, pericline is from the Greek word periklīnḗs sloping on all sides Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pericline


/ (ˈpɛrɪˌklaɪn) /


a white translucent variety of albite in the form of elongated crystals
Also called: dome a dome-shaped formation of stratified rock with its slopes following the direction of folding

Word Origin for pericline

C19: from Greek periklinēs sloping on all sides, from peri- + klinein to lean
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