anaclinal


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anaclinal

(ˌænəˈklaɪnəl)
adj
(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 riversanaclinal - 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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21), where all the springs are concentrated in the cataclinal slopes (see Meentenmeyer and Moody, 2000; Hartvich, 2006), while on anaclinal not a single one was found.
According to this relation, they would belong to anaclinal slopes in Meentenmeyer and Moody (2000) classification.