An`ti*cli"nal (#), a. [Pref. anti- + Gr. 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 vertebrae, which in many animals has an upright spine toward which the spines of the neighboring vertebrae are inclined.


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An`ti*cli"nal, n. Geol.

The crest or line in which strata slope or dip in opposite directions.


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