Definition of obduction in English:

obduction

Pronunciation /əbˈdəkSH(ə)n/ /əbˈdəkʃ(ə)n/

noun

Geology
  • The sideways and upwards movement of the edge of a crustal plate over the margin of an adjacent plate.

    • ‘movement of the ophiolite so far south before obduction is unlikely’

Origin

1970s from Latin obduct- ‘covered over’, from the verb obducere, from ob- ‘against, towards’ + ducere ‘to lead’.