geosynclinalmedical dictionary

<geology> The downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; opposed to geanticlinal.

Origin: Gr, the earth + E. Synclinal.

(01 Mar 1998)

Georg von Hofmann, Georg Ziehen, GEOS, geostatic < Prev | Next > geotaxis, geo-textile fabric, geothermal energy

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