adjective ana·cli·nal \¦anə¦klīnəl\

Definition of anaclinal

  1. :  descending in a direction opposite to that of the dip of the strata an anaclinal river —opposed to cataclinal

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Origin and Etymology of anaclinal

ana- + -clinal

First Known Use: 1875

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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