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synclinorium

[ sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uhm, -nohr- ]
/ 藢s瑟艐 kl蓹藞n蓴r i 蓹m, -藞no蕣r- /
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noun, plural syn路cli路no路ri路a [sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh, -nohr-ee-uh], /藢s瑟艐 kl蓹藞n蓴r i 蓹, -藞no蕣r i 蓹/, syn路cli路no路ri路ums.Geology.
a regional structure of general synclinal form that includes a series of smaller folds.
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Origin of synclinorium

From New Latin, dating back to 1875鈥80; see origin at syncline, -ory2

OTHER WORDS FROM synclinorium

syn路cli路no路ri路al, syn路cli路no路ri路an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for synclinorium

synclinorium
/ (藢s瑟艐kl瑟藞n蓴藧r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -ria (-r瑟蓹)
a vast elongated syncline with its strata further folded into anticlines and synclines

Word Origin for synclinorium

C19: New Latin, from syncline + -orium, suffix indicating a place
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