Definition of parageosyncline in US English:

parageosyncline

noun

Geology
rare
  • A geosyncline situated within an older craton or (originally) at the edge of a continental craton.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Charles Schuchert (1858–1942). From para- + geosyncline.

Pronunciation

parageosyncline

/ˌparədʒiːə(ʊ)ˈsɪŋklʌɪn/