Anticlinal vertebra
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]


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  • anticlinal vertebra — noun : one of the dorsal vertebrae in many animals that has an upright spine toward which the spines of the neighboring vertebrae are inclined …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anticlinal axis — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anticlinal line — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anticlinal axis — Axis Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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