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anticlinal

[an-ti-klahyn-l] /ˌæn tɪˈklaɪn l/
adjective
1.
inclining in opposite directions from a central axis.
2.
Geology.
  1. inclining downward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a fold of rock strata.
  2. pertaining to such a fold.
Origin of anticlinal
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek antiklī́n(ein) to lean against each other (anti- anti- + klī́nein to lean1) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for anticlinal

anticlinal

/ˌæntɪˈklaɪnəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling an anticline
2.
(botany) of or relating to the plane at right angles to the surface of an organ
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anticlinal in Medicine

anticlinal an·ti·cli·nal (ān'tē-klī'nəl, ān'tī-)
adj.
Inclined in opposite directions, as two sides of a pyramid.

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