Definition of geanticline in English:


Syllabification: ge·an·ti·cline
Pronunciation: /jēˈantiˌklīn


  • A large-scale anticline or upward fold of stratified rock.
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    • Shortly afterwards, the two basins, including the central geanticline, began to subside rapidly.
    • He suggested that the median geanticlines were absent, and that the geosynclines were actually wedge-shaped accumulations of strata.
    • These folds were called geanticlines and geosynclines.


late 19th century: from Greek 'earth' + anticline.

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