Etymology
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anticline (n.)

1861, earlier anticlinal (1849, shortened from anticlinal fold), in geology, "sedimentary rocks inclined in opposite directions from a central axis," from anti- "against" + Latinized form of Greek klinein "to lean, slope" (from PIE root *klei- "to lean"). The form has been assimilated to incline.

updated on September 23, 2022

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