Megasynclinorium

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Megasynclinorium

 

a complex folded mountain structure consisting of several anticlinoria and synclinoria grouped so that a synclinal structure is located in the central part—for example, in the western part of the Verkhoiano-Chukotka folded region between the Verkhoiansk anticlinorium and the Kolyma median mass.

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