antic-line

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anticline   (ān'tĭ-klīn')  Pronunciation Key 


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A fold of rock layers that slope downward on both sides of a common crest. Anticlines form when rocks are compressed by plate-tectonic forces. They can be as small as a hill or as large as a mountain range. Compare syncline.
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