homoclinal


homoclinal
   [ structural geomorphology ]
   (adjective)
   Pertaining to strata that dip in one direction with a uniform angle.
   Compare: cuesta, hogback, homoclinal ridge.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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