(Greek: against, opposed to, preventive; used as a prefix)
Don't confuse this anti- ("against, preventive") with the anti- which means "before".
Antibubonic vaccine, a sterilized bouillon culture of the plague bacillus; antibubonic measures.
2. Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres.
2. Referring to inhabitants of opposite hemispheres.
2. Sloping downward from a common crest in opposite directions, as in an anticline 3. An arch-shaped fold in rock in which rock layers are upwardly convex.
The oldest rock layers form the core of the fold, and outward from the core progressively younger rocks occur.
Anticlines form many excellent hydrocarbon traps, particularly in folds with reservoir-quality rocks in their core and impermeable seals in the outer layers of the fold.
A syncline is the opposite type of fold, having downwardly convex layers with young rocks in the core.
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.
2. A technique for keeping radio waves from interfering with one another, especially in the case of reading more than one tag in the same reader's field as with a stack of books.
2. The prevention of transmitting a disease by bodily contact: "As a nurse in the hospital, Sonja and other nurses, took anticontagious precautions as much as possible to avoid spreading diseases from one patient to another one."