antitrades, westerly winds lying above the winds in the tropics.
noting or pertaining to such a wind.
Some writers prefer to call the former the antitrades and the latter the countertrades.
Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
winds in the upper atmosphere blowing in the opposite direction from and above the trade winds
Winds blowing steadily from west to east in the upper levels of the troposphere, above and in a direction counter to the surface trade winds of the tropics. In the middle latitudes of the North and South Temperate Zones, the antitrades merge with the prevailing westerly surface winds. Compare trade winds.
antitreponemal antitreponemal an·ti·trep·o·ne·mal (ān’tē-trěp’ə-nē’məl, ān’tī-) n. See treponemicidal.
noun any substance that decreases transpiration and, usually, photosynthesis
antitropic antitropic an·ti·tro·pic (ān’tĭ-trō’pĭk) adj. Bilaterally symmetrical but in an opposite direction, as the right thumb to the left thumb.
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