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quaquaversal

[kwey-kwuh-vur-suh l]
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adjective
  1. (of a geological formation) sloping downward from the center in all directions.
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Origin of quaquaversal

1720–30; < Latin quāquā vers(us) literally, wheresoever turned, turned everywhere + -al1
Related formsqua·qua·ver·sal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quaquaversal

quaquaversal

adjective
  1. geology directed outwards in all directions from a common centrethe quaquaversal dip of a pericline
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin quāquā in every direction + versus towards
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