- inclining upward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a downward fold of rock strata.
- pertaining to such a fold.
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OTHER WORDS FROM synclinalsyn·cli·nal·ly, adverb
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Take, for example, one of the synclinal folds in the Appalachian chain.The Story of the Hills|H. N. Hutchinson
Synclinal strata therefore endure, while anticlinal strata are worn more readily away.
If an anticlinal arch be a weak structure, a synclinal arrangement of strata is quite the opposite.