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Anticipatory
anticipatory breach
Anticivic
Anticivism
Anticked
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Anticlastic
anticlerical
anticlericalism
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anticlimactical
anticlimactically
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Anticlinal axis
Anticlinal line
Anticlinal vertebra
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anticoagulant
anticoagulant medication

anticlinal definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: sloping downward away from a common crest [ant: synclinal]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: anti- + Greek klinein to lean more at lean Date: 1882 occurring at right angles to the surface or circumference of a plant organ <an anticlinal pattern of cell walls>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anticlinal An`ti*cli"nal, n. (Geol.) The crest or line in which strata slope or dip in opposite directions.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anticlinal An`ti*cli"nal (-kl[imac]"nal), a. [Pref. anti- + Gr. kli`nein to incline.] Inclining or dipping in opposite directions. See Synclinal. Anticlinal line, Anticlinal axis (Geol.), a line from which strata dip in opposite directions, as from the ridge of a roof. Anticlinal vertebra (Anat.), one of the dorsal vertebr[ae], which in many animals has an upright spine toward which the spines of the neighboring vertebr[ae] are inclined.



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