A fold which has the younger rocks at its core. A synclinal fold can be either symmetrical or asymmetrical. The symmetrical folds form a U-shape.

A symmetrical syncline:

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#######\*****\=/*****/######
########\****\/*****/#######
#########\********/#######
##########\*****/########
###########\***/########
############\/#########

Syn*cline" (?), n. Geol.

A synclinal fold.

 

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