: having opposite curvatures at a given point
specifically : curved convexly along a longitudinal plane section and concavely along the perpendicular section
used of a surface
opposed to synclastic

Word History


anti- entry 1 + Greek klastos (from klan to break) + English -ic

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“Anticlastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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