BRACHYANTICLINE (from the Greek word "brachys" (short) and Anticline * EN: brachyanticline; DE: Brachyantiklinale; FR: brachyanticlinal; ES: braquianticlinal; RU: брахиантиклиналь) is the short anticlinal fold of the layers of rocks, which is having the oval shape according to the projection onto the horizontal plane. The layers of the rocks, which are forming a brachyanticline, are sloped from the central part of its vault towards all the directions. On the geological map, a brachyanticline is depicted as the concentric oval rings, within the centre of which there are situated the more ancient rocks, and along the direction towards the periphery, there are situated the more and yet more young rocks.