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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 previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Organic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

H H H X X H H H H syn-periplanar X H H X H H H X H H synclinal X H H X anticlinal anti-periplanar H H H X H anticlinal H X X X H H H synclinal X Conformation: the conformations of a disubstituted ethane CH2XCH2X for rotation about the ...

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 previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris

anticlinal bend Geology, a convex upward bend of rock strata in which one limb dips gently toward, and the other limb dips steeply away from, 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 previewIconographic Encyclopedia of the Arts and Sciences: Principles of geography, by Angelo Heilprin (1890)

Anticlinal folds are known whose clear sweep is several miles, while the minor undulations borne by them are frequently reduced to the dimensions of a few feet , or even less. The beds or strata, which must have been deposited originally in a ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

antialias filter or antialiasing filter see aliasfilter antibacterial agent see bactericide anticlinal nose a plunging anticline without closure (nose or structural nose) anticlinal theory an early and correct theory that petro- leum accumulates in the ...

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Anticlinal Meaning

Video shows what anticlinal means. Inclining or dipping in opposite directions.. Used to describe a type of cell division in a layer of cells that occurs ...

Scrabble value of A1N1T1I1C3L1I1N1A1L1

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