Anticlinal

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Anticlinal

inclining or dipping in opposite directions. See Synclinal.

(Science: anatomy) anticlinal line, anticlinal axis, one of the dorsal vertebrae, which in many animals has an upright spine toward which the spines of the neighboring vertebrae are inclined.

Origin: Pref. Anti- _ gr. To incline.

(Science: geology) The crest or line in which strata slope or dip in opposite directions.