pericline


pericline

pericline [per-i-klahyn] Word Origin noun Mineralogy.

  1. a variety of albite occurring in large, white opaque crystals.

Origin of pericline First recorded in 1825–35, pericline is from the Greek word periklīnḗs sloping on all sides British Dictionary definitions for pericline pericline noun

  1. a white translucent variety of albite in the form of elongated crystals
  2. Also called: dome a dome-shaped formation of stratified rock with its slopes following the direction of folding

Word Origin for pericline C19: from Greek periklinēs sloping on all sides, from peri- + klinein to lean

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