geanticline

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek γῆ (, earth) + anticline.

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geanticline (plural geanticlines)

  1. (geology, geography) A large-scale anticline; a large upward lift in the earth's surface.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 119:
      As the geanticline rose upwards, nappes glided off like slicks from the back of an emerging whale.