from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sloping downward in opposite directions, as in an anticline.
- adj. Botany Of or relating to the plane of a cell division perpendicular to the surface of a plant organ.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Used to describe a type of cell division in a layer of cells that occurs perpendicular to the adjacent layer of cells
- adj. Describing a torsion angle between 90° and 150°
- n. A fold that is convex up and has its oldest beds at its core.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclining or dipping in opposite directions. See synclinal.
- adj. occurring at right angles to the surface of a plant organ.
- n. The crest or line in which strata slope or dip in opposite directions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclining in opposite directions from a central axis: applied to stratified rocks when they incline or dip from a central unstratified mass, or when in consequence of crust-movements they have been folded or pressed together so that they dip each way from a central plane, which indicates the line parallel to which the folding has taken place: opposed to synclinal. Occasionally anticlinic and anticlinical.
- n. In geology, an anticlinal line or axis, or an anticlinal fold; an anticlinal arrangement of strata: opposed to synclinal.
- They may be inert
- active (albuminigenous), or
- cotyloid. Vesque.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. sloping downward away from a common crest
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