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anticlinal


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anticlinal  \An`ti*cli"nal\,  n.  (Geol.) 
  The  crest  or  line  in  which  strata  slope  or  dip  in  opposite 
  directions. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anticlinal  \An`ti*cli"nal\  (-kl[imac]"nal),  a.  [Pref.  anti-  + 
  Gr  kli`nein  to  incline.] 
  Inclining  or  dipping  in  opposite  directions.  See  {Synclinal}. 
 
  {Anticlinal  line},  {Anticlinal  axis}  (Geol.),  a  line  from 
  which  strata  dip  in  opposite  directions,  as  from  the  ridge 
  of  a  roof. 
 
  {Anticlinal  vertebra}  (Anat.),  one  of  the  dorsal  vertebr[ae], 
  which  in  many  animals  has  an  upright  spine  toward  which 
  the  spines  of  the  neighboring  vertebr[ae]  are  inclined. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anticlinal 
  adj  :  (geology)  sloping  downward  away  from  a  common  crest  [ant:  {synclinal}] 




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