Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Anandrous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + 'andh`r a man.] (Botany) Destitute of stamens, as certain female flowers.
Anangular adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + English angular .] Containing no angle. [ R.]
Anantherous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + English anther .] (Botany) Destitute of anthers. Gray.
Ananthous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + 'a`nqos a flower.] (Botany) Destitute of flowers; flowerless.
Anapest noun [ Latin anapaestus , Greek ... an anapest, i.e. , a dactyl reserved, or, as it were, struck back ; from ...; ... back + ... to strike.]
1. (Pros.) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, or unaccented, the last long, or accented (⌣ ⌣ -); the reverse of the dactyl . In Latin dĕ- ĭ-tās , and in English in-ter-vene\'b6 , are examples of anapests. 2. A verse composed of such feet.
Anapestic adjective [ Latin anapaesticus , Greek ....] Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of an anapests; as, an anapestic meter, foot, verse. -- noun Anapestic measure or verse.
Anapestical adjective Anapestic.
Anaphora noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to carry up or back; ... + ... to carry.] (Rhet.) A repetition of a word or of words at the beginning of two or more successive clauses.
Anaphrodisia noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'an priv. + ... sexual pleasure, ... the goddess of love.] (Medicine) Absence of sexual appetite.
Anaphrodisiac adjective & noun
[ Greek 'an
priv. + ... pertaining to venery.] (Medicine) Same as Antaphrodisiac . Dunglison.
Anaphroditic adjective [ Greek ... without love.] (Biol.) Produced without concourse of sexes.
Anaplastic adjective Of or pertaining to anaplasty.
Anaplasty noun [ Greek ... again + ... to form: confer French anaplastie .] (Surg.) The art of operation of restoring lost parts or the normal shape by the use of healthy tissue.
Anaplerotic adjective [ Latin anapleroticus , from Greek ... to fill up; ... + ... to fill.] (Medicine) Filling up; promoting granulation of wounds or ulcers. -- noun A remedy which promotes such granulation.
Anapnograph noun [ Greek ... respiration + -graph .] A form of spirometer.
Anapnoic adjective [ Greek ... respiration.] (Medicine) Relating to respiration.
[ Greek ...; 'an
priv. + .... See Apodeictic
.] Not apodeictic; undemonstrable.
Anapophysis noun [ Greek ... back + ... offshoot.] (Anat.) An accessory process in many lumbar vertebræ.
Anaptotic adjective [ Greek ... back + ... belonging to case.] Having lost, or tending to lose, inflections by phonetic decay; as, anaptotic languages.
; plural Anaptichi
[ New Latin , from Greek ... unfolding; ... back + ... to fold.] (Paleon.) One of a pair of shelly plates found in some cephalopods, as the ammonites.
[ Greek ... without head or chief; 'an
priv. + ... beginning, the first place, magistracy, government.] The author of anarchy; one who excites revolt. Milton.
Imperial anarchs doubling human woes.
Anarchal adjective Lawless; anarchical.
We are in the habit of calling those bodies of men anarchal which are in a state of effervescence.
Anarchic, Anarchical adjective [ Confer French anarchique .] Pertaining to anarchy; without rule or government; in political confusion; tending to produce anarchy; as, anarchic despotism; anarchical opinions.
Anarchism noun [ Confer French anarchisme .] The doctrine or practice of anarchists.
Anarchist noun [ Confer French anarchiste .] An anarch; one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil government.
Anarchize transitive verb To reduce to anarchy.
[ Greek ...: confer French anarchie
. See Anarch
.] 1. Absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion.
Spread anarchy and terror all around. 2. Hence, confusion or disorder, in general.
There being then . . . an anarchy , as I may term it, in authors and their re...koning of years.
Anarthropoda noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... without joints + -poda
. See Anarthrous
.] (Zoology) One of the divisions of Articulata in which there are no jointed legs, as the annelids; -- opposed to Arthropoda .
Anarthropodous adjective (Zoology) Having no jointed legs; pertaining to Anarthropoda.
Anarthrous adjective [ Greek 'a`narqros without joints, without the article; 'an priv. + 'a`rqron joint, the article.]
1. (Gr. Gram.) Used without the article; as, an anarthrous substantive. 2. (Zoology) Without joints, or having the joints indistinct, as some insects.
Anas noun [ Latin , duck.] (Zoology) A genus of water fowls, of the order Anseres, including certain species of fresh-water ducks.
Anasarca noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... throughout + ..., ..., flesh.] (Medicine) Dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue; an effusion of serum into the cellular substance, occasioning a soft, pale, inelastic swelling of the skin.
Anasarcous adjective Belonging, or affected by, anasarca, or dropsy; dropsical. Wiseman.
Anaseismic adjective [ Confer Greek ... a shaking up and down.] Moving up and down; -- said of earthquake shocks.
Anastaltic (-stăl"tĭk) adjective & noun [ Greek 'anastaltiko`s fitted for checking, from 'ana` + ste`llein to send.] (Medicine) Styptic. [ Obsolete] Coxe.
Anastate noun [ Greek ... up + ... to make to stand.] (Physiol.) One of a series of substances formed, in secreting cells, by constructive or anabolic processes, in the production of protoplasm; -- opposed to katastate . Foster.
Anastatic adjective [ Greek ... up + ... to make to stand: confer ... causing to stand.] Pertaining to a process or a style of printing from characters in relief on zinc plates. In this process the letterpress, engraving, or design of any kind is transferred to a zinc plate; the parts not covered with ink are eaten out, leaving a facsimile in relief to be printed from.
Anastigmatic adjective [ Prefix an- not + astigmatic .] (Optics) Not astigmatic; -- said esp. of a lens system which consists of a converging lens and a diverging lens of equal and opposite astigmatism but different focal lengths, and sensibly free from astigmatism.
Anastomose intransitive verb
[ impast participle p. Anastomozed
; present participle & verbal noun Anastomosing
.] [ Confer French anastomoser
, from anastomose
. See Anastomosis
.] (Anat. & Bot.) To inosculate; to intercommunicate by anastomosis, as the arteries and veins.
The ribbing of the leaf, and the anastomosing network of its vessels.
Anastomose intransitive verb Of any channels or lines, to meet and unite or run into each other, as rivers; to coalesce; to interjoin.
; plural Anastomoses
[ New Latin , from Greek ... opening, from ... to furnish with a mouth or opening, to open; ... + sto`ma
mouth: confer French anastomose
.] (Anat. & Bot.) The inosculation of vessels, or intercommunication between two or more vessels or nerves, as the cross communication between arteries or veins.
Anastomotic adjective Of or pertaining to anastomosis.
Anastrophe noun [ Greek ..., from ... to turn up or back; ... + ... to turn.] (Rhet. & Gram.) An inversion of the natural order of words; as, echoed the hills , for, the hills echoed .
; plural Anathemas
[ Latin anath...ma
, from Greek ... anything devoted, esp. to evil, a curse; also Latin anath...ma
, from Greek ... a votive offering; all from ... to set up as a votive gift, dedicate; ... up + ... to set. See Thesis
.] 1. A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.
[ They] denounce anathemas against unbelievers. 2. An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
Finally she fled to London followed by the anathemas of both [ families]. 3. Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
The Jewish nation were an anathema destined to destruction. St. Paul . . . says he could wish, to save them from it, to become an anathema , and be destroyed himself. Anathema Maranatha
(see 1 Cor. xvi. 22
), an expression commonly considered as a highly intensified form of anathema . Maran atha is now considered as a separate sentence, meaning, "Our Lord cometh."
Anathematic, Anathematical adjective Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an anathema. -- A*nath`e*mat"ic*al*ly , adverb
[ Greek ... a cursing; confer French anathématisme
We find a law of Justinian forbidding anathematisms to be pronounced against the Jewish Hellenists.
Anathematization noun [ Late Latin anathematisatio .] The act of anathematizing, or denouncing as accursed; imprecation. Barrow.
Anathematize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Anathematized
; present participle & verbal noun Anathematizing
.] [ Latin anathematizare
, Greek ... to devote, make accursed: confer French anathématiser
.] To pronounce an anathema against; to curse. Hence: To condemn publicly as something accursed. Milton.
Anathematizer noun One who pronounces an anathema. Hammond.