clino-


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clino-

(word root) slope
Examples of words with the root clino-: clinometer
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clino-

or clin-
pref.
Slope; slant: clinometer.

[New Latin clīno-, from Greek klīnein, to slope; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]
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clino-

or before a vowel

clin-

combining form
indicating a slope or inclination: clinometer.
[from New Latin, from Greek klinein to slant, lean]
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On the other hand, the gabbro-norite essentially contains pyroxenes (including both clino- and orthopyroxenes).