Main definitions of procline in English

: procline1procline2Procline3

procline1

Pronunciation /ˈprəʊklʌɪn/

adjective

  • Especially of an area of a brachiopod: = proclined .

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Charles Schuchert (1858–1942). Irregularly from classical Latin prōclīnāre.

Main definitions of procline in English

: procline1procline2Procline3

procline2

Pronunciation /prə(ʊ)ˈklʌɪn/

verb

Dentistry
  • 1To realign (a tooth) so that it is angled forwards.

  • 2Of a tooth: to become angled forward.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in American Journal Orthodontics. From classical Latin prōclīnāre to cause to lean forward, to incline from pro- + -clīnāre.

Main definitions of Procline in English

: procline1procline2Procline3

Procline3

Pronunciation /ˈprɒklʌɪn/

adjective

Philosophy

Origin

1960s. From Proclus, the name of a neo-Platonist philosopher + -ine.

Pronunciation

Procline

/ˈprɒklʌɪn/