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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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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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The endocarp consists of an inner layer about 0.3-0.4 mm thick of variously oriented elongate brachysclereids, surrounded by 2-4 layers, collectively 0.2-0.3 mm thick, composed of anticlinally oriented elongate brachysclereids (Fig.
Mesophyll is made up of homogeneous chlorenchyma, in which the cells of the adaxial layer are a little elongated anticlinally in some regions (Figure 3D).
Approximately in mid of June the cells of the nucellar epidermal layer and the subdermal layer divided anticlinally. Some nucellar epidermal cells around the base of the nucellus resulted in the primordium of the inner integument by rapid mitosis (Fig.