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(Physical Geography) (of valleys and similar formations) progressing in a direction opposite to the dip of the surrounding rock strata
[C19: see ana-, -cline]
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|Adj.||1.||anaclinal - of valleys and rivers; progressing in a direction opposite to the dip in surrounding rock strata|
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
cataclinal - of valleys and rivers; running in the direction of the dip in surrounding rock strata
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