- inclining downward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a fold of rock strata.
- pertaining to such a fold.
Origin of anticlinal
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Anticlinal, an-ti-klīn′al, adj. sloping in opposite directions.
The hills are formed by a short, broad, anticlinal fold, which is flat or nearly so on its summit.
We shall notice, however, that the Island rivers start from south of the anticlinal axis.
A natural arch of anticlinal stratification occurs at Talerddig, with every appearance of being built of masonry.The Motor Routes of England|Gordon Home
Nearly the whole of our English Eocene strata lies in these two basins, having been denuded away from the anticlinal arches.