- inclining downward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a fold of rock strata.
- pertaining to such a fold.
Words nearby anticlinal
How to use anticlinal in a sentence
Anticlinal, an-ti-klīn′al, adj. sloping in opposite directions.
Many such synclinal mountains or plateaus, separated by narrower anticlinal valleys, occur throughout the Appalachians.North America|Israel C. Russell
The hills are formed by a short, broad, anticlinal fold, which is flat or nearly so on its summit.
Nearly the whole of our English Eocene strata lies in these two basins, having been denuded away from the anticlinal arches.
We shall notice, however, that the Island rivers start from south of the anticlinal axis.