anticline /ˈantɪklʌɪn/


I. noun

[Geology] a ridge or fold of stratified rock in which the strata slope downwards from the crest.

Compare with syncline.
II. derivatives

anticlinal /antɪˈklʌɪn(ə)l /

– origin mid 19th cent.: from anti- + Greek klinein ‘lean’, on the pattern of incline.

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