Ge`o*syn*cli"nal (?), n. [Gr. , , the earth + E. synclinal.] Geol.

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.


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