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      n   a continuous variation in form between members of a species having a wide variable geographical or ecological range  
     (C20: from Greek klinein to lean)  
  clinal      adj  
  clinally      adv  

      n combining form   indicating a slope  
     (back formation from incline)  
  -clinal      adj combining form  
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-cline, Céline, clinger, clinker

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