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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anticlinal \An`ti*cli"nal\ ([a^]n`t[i^]*kl[imac]"nal), a. [Pref. anti- + Gr. kli`nein to incline.] 1. Inclining or dipping in opposite directions. See Synclinal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) occurring at right angles to the surface of a plant organ. [PJC] 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. [1913 Webster]