synclinorium

[ sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh m, -nohr- ]
/ ˌsɪŋ kləˈnɔr i əm, -ˈnoʊr- /

noun, plural syn·cli·no·ri·a [sing-kluh-nawr-ee-uh, -nohr-ee-uh] /ˌsɪŋ kləˈnɔr i ə, -ˈnoʊr i ə/, syn·cli·no·ri·ums. Geology.

a regional structure of general synclinal form that includes a series of smaller folds.

Nearby words

  1. synchysis,
  2. synchysis scintillans,
  3. synclastic,
  4. synclinal,
  5. syncline,
  6. synclitic,
  7. synclitism,
  8. synclonus,
  9. syncom,
  10. syncopal

Compare anticlinorium.

Origin of synclinorium

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

Related formssyn·cli·no·ri·al, syn·cli·no·ri·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for synclinorium

synclinorium

/ (ˌsɪŋklɪˈnɔːrɪəm) /

noun plural -ria (-rɪə)

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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