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 (ăn′tē-klī′nəl, ăn′tī-)
1. Sloping downward in opposite directions, as in an anticline.
2. Botany Of or relating to the plane of a cell division perpendicular to the surface of a plant organ.
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1. (Geological Science) of, relating to, or resembling an anticline
2. (Botany) botany of or relating to the plane at right angles to the surface of an organ
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(ˌæn tɪˈklaɪn l)

1. inclining in opposite directions from a central axis.
a. inclining downward on both sides from a median line or axis, as a fold of rock strata.
b. pertaining to such a fold.
[1825–35; < Greek antiklin(ein) to lean against each other (anti- anti- + klinein to lean1) + -al1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anticlinal - sloping downward away from a common crestanticlinal - sloping downward away from a common crest
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
synclinal - sloping downward toward each other to create a trough
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On the abaxial surface, tetracytic stomata are placed in straight strips at the same level of the ordinary square-shaped epidermal cells which present straight anticlinal walls.
oleracea revealed that both the abaxial and adaxial surfaces have ordinary epidermal cells with polygonal sinuous anticlinal walls (Figures 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), and 1(d)).
The epidermis in both cultivars was formed by rectangular cells, whose height (length of anticlinal walls) was greater than the width (length of periclinal walls) (Figures 6(a)-6(c)).
Los parametros cualitativos y cuantitativos determinados fueron: a) forma de la semilla (volumen y forma en vista sagital), b) tamano: perimetro en proyeccion sagital, c) patron de ornamentacion formado por las celulas epidermicas (especificamente por la pared anticlinal) en vista superficial sagital, cerca y lejos del hilum, d) grosor de las paredes de las celulas epidermicas y e) tipo de hilum y ubicacion en vista sagital.
The Berca-Arbanasi structure consists of an anticlinal fold, having over 18 km.
The Nyuni 2 well is designed to now test those sands and the expected Neocomian sands nearer the anticlinal top above the gas water contact.
The Cardiff structure has been identified as a large anticlinal trap, some 12 km long by 3 km wide, with a number of potential pay zones within the Kapuni Sands Formation.
The Copkoy-1 well is being drilled on an anticlinal structure that was identified on 2D seismic acquired in 2007.
Epidermal cells rectangular, elongate; adaxial and abaxial anticlinal walls linear.
Chab (1987) arrived at the same value by considering index minerals from the metamorphic rocks of the eastern part of the Vidnava anticlinal dome.
More importantly, where Cenozoic erosion along the Blackwater River and its tributaries has cut through the bottom of the Warrensburg Sandstone, the same anticlinal dips are observed in the Desmoinesian rocks beneath the channel (Figures 2 and 3).
Exploration work on the Courcy property is focused on the northwest flank of the anticlinal structure associated with the Gold Mineral Bearing fault.