Anticlinoria
Anticlinorium An`ti*cli*no"ri*um, n.; pl. {Anticlinoria}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? against + kli`nein to incline + 'o`ros mountain.] (Geol.) The upward elevation of the crust of the earth, resulting from a geanticlinal. [1913 Webster]

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