backfolding

backfolding

[′bak‚fōld·iŋ]
(geology)
Process in mountain forming in which the folds are overturned toward the interior of an orogenic belt. Also known as backward folding.
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Intramolecular backfolding of the carboxyl-terminal end of MxA protein is a prerequisite for its oligomerization.
Instead of the linear movement and definite dividing points of tree branches there are non-linear backfoldings, fragmentations and regenerations in unexpected directions (Deleuze and Guattari, 1987).