Definición de slickenside en inglés:


Silabificación: slick·en·side
Pronunciación: /ˈslikənˌsīd


(usually slickensides) Geology
  • A polished and striated rock surface that results from friction along a fault or bedding plane.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Brittle deformation is evident from a number of fault planes showing quartz slickensides consistently dipping at c.40 deg to the southeast.
    • Main normal-throw components are documented both by steps on the fault slickensides and by downthrown offsets of basaltic layers.
    • There is limited evidence from slickensides for dip-slip movement along this fault.


mid 18th century: from a dialect variant of the adjective slick + side.

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