Meaning of synclinal

syn•cli•nal

Pronunciation: (sin-klīn'l, sing-, sing'kli-nl), [key]
— adj.
  1. sloping downward from opposite directions so as to meet in a common point or line.
    1. inclining upward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a downward fold of rock strata.
    2. pertaining to such a fold.
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