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Definition of the adjective anticlinal

What does anticlinal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. sloping downward away from a common crest

Alternative definition of the adjective anticlinal


  1. [botany] Used to describe a type of cell division in a layer of cells that occurs perpendicular to the adjacent layer of cells
  2. [chemistry] Describing a torsion angle between 90° and 150°

Definition of the noun anticlinal

What does anticlinal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: anticlinals

  1. [geology] A fold that is convex up and has its oldest beds at its core.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Three-Volume Set (2003)

by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

Although the anticlinal walls that subdivide the endosperm coenocyte into cellular compartments are formed along the whole length of the cytoplasmic phragmoplast, the part of the wall closest to the former central wall first becomes visible in ...

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1865)

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be composed of strata which, on the two Bides, dip in opposite directions, the imaginary line that lies between them, towards which the strata on each side rise, is called the anticlinal axis. In a row of houses with steep roofs facing the south, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie, Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

sinuous or island braided anastomosing channels cutoff sinuous or island braided anastomosing channels cutoff Flow Anticlinal uplift Flow anastomosing channels cutoff Anticlinal uplift ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

Anticlinal axis is ...

Google previewA Technological Dictionary (1846)

Explaining the Terms of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Professions, and Trades by W. M. Buchanan

Anticlinal, Gr. from (Lvt), against, and x\tvU¥, to incline. If a range of hills, or a valley, be composed of strata, which on the two sides dip In opposite directions, the imaginary line that lies between them, towards which the strata on each rise, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

The cave entrances are aligned along the anticlinal crest (Figs. 2 and 3) but the cave passages...

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Scrabble value of A1N1T1I1C3L1I1N1A1L1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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