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anticline
1. The upfold of strata resembling an arch or peaked roof.
2. An upfold of layered rocks in an archlike structure.
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anticline
1. Forming a ridge in which strata lean against each other, inclining in opposite directions.
2. An upward fold of stratified rock in which the sides slope down and away from the crest; the oldest rocks are in the center, and the youngest rocks are on the outside.

Oil may occur in the crest of anticlines.

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