Definition of palinspastic in US English:

palinspastic

adjective

Geology
  • Of a map, diagram, etc.: representing features, especially layers of rock, in what are presumed to be their original positions.

noun

Geology
  • A palinspastic map; (in plural) the production or study of such maps.

Origin

1930s. From ancient Greek πάλιν again + σπαστικός drawing in.

Pronunciation

palinspastic

/ˌpalɪnˈspastɪk/