Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Androphagous adjective Anthropophagous.
Androphore noun [ Greek 'anh`r , 'andro`s , man + ... to bear.]
1. (Botany) A support or column on which stamens are raised. Gray. 2. (Zoology) The part which in some Siphonophora bears the male gonophores.
Andropogon noun [ New Latin ; Greek 'anh`r , 'andro`s , man + pw`gwn the beard.] (Botany) A very large and important genus of grasses, found in nearly all parts of the world. It includes the lemon grass of Ceylon and the beard grass, or broom sedge, of the United States. The principal subgenus is Sorghum , including A. sorghum and A. halepensis , from which have been derived the Chinese sugar cane, the Johnson grass, the Aleppo grass, the broom corn, and the durra, or Indian millet. Several East Indian species, as A. nardus and A. schœnanthus , yield fragrant oils, used in perfumery.
Androsphinx noun [ Greek 'anh`r , 'andro`s , man + ... sphinx.] (Egypt. Art.) A man sphinx; a sphinx having the head of a man and the body of a lion.
Androspore noun [ Greek 'anh`r , 'andro`s , a man + ... a seed.] (Botany) A spore of some algæ, which has male functions.
Androtomous adjective (Botany) Having the filaments of the stamens divided into two parts.
[ Greek 'anh`r
, man + ... a cutting. Confer Anatomy
.] Dissection of the human body, as distinguished from zoötomy ; anthropotomy.
androus [ Greek 'anh`r , 'andro`s , a man.] (Botany) A terminal combining form: Having a stamen or stamens; staminate; as, mon androus , with one stamen; poly androus , with many stamens.
Anear preposition & adverb
[ Prefix a-
[ R.] "It did not come anear
The measure of misery anear us.
Anear transitive verb & i. To near; to approach. [ Archaic]
Aneath preposition & adverb [ Prefix a- + neath for beneath .] Beneath. [ Scot.]
Anecdotage noun Anecdotes collectively; a collection of anecdotes.
All history, therefore, being built partly, and some of it altogether, upon anecdotage , must be a tissue of lies.
Anecdotal adjective Pertaining to, or abounding with, anecdotes; as, anecdotal conversation.
[ French anecdote
, from Greek ... not published; 'an
priv. + ... given out, ... to give out, to publish; ... out + ... to give. See Dose
] 1. plural Unpublished narratives. Burke. 2. A particular or detached incident or fact of an interesting nature; a biographical incident or fragment; a single passage of private life.
Anecdotic, Anecdotical adjective Pertaining to, consisting of, or addicted to, anecdotes. " Anecdotical traditions." Bolingbroke.
Anecdotist noun One who relates or collects anecdotes.
Anele transitive verb
[ Middle English anelien
on + Anglo-Saxon ele
oil, Latin oleum
. See Oil
.] 1. To anoint. Shipley. 2. To give extreme unction to.
[ Obsolete] R. of Brunne.
Anelectric adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + English electric .] (Physics) Not becoming electrified by friction; -- opposed to idioelectric . -- noun A substance incapable of being electrified by friction. Faraday.
Anelectrode noun [ Greek ... up + English electrode .] (Electricity) The positive pole of a voltaic battery.
Anelectrotonus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... up + English electrotonus .] (Physiol.) The condition of decreased irritability of a nerve in the region of the positive electrode or anode on the passage of a current of electricity through it. Foster.
Anemogram noun [ Greek ... wind + - gram .] A record made by an anemograph.
Anemograph (-grȧf) noun [ Greek ... wind + -graph .] An instrument for measuring and recording the direction and force of the wind. Knight.
Anemographic (ȧ*nĕm`o*grăf"ĭk) adjective Produced by an anemograph; of or pertaining to anemography.
Anemography noun [ Greek ... wind + -graphy .]
1. A description of the winds. 2. The art of recording the direction and force of the wind, as by means of an anemograph.
Anemology noun [ Greek ... wind + - logy .] The science of the wind.
Anemometer noun [ Greek ... wind + - meter .] An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.
Anemometric, Anemometrical adjective Of or pertaining to anemometry.
Anemometrograph noun [ Anemometer + -graph .] An anemograph. Knight.
Anemometry noun The act or process of ascertaining the force or velocity of the wind.
[ Latin anemone
, Greek ..., from ... wind.] 1. (Botany) A genus of plants of the Ranunculus or Crowfoot family; windflower. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens. 2. (Zoology) The sea anemone. See Actinia , and Sea anemone .
» This word is sometimes pronounced ăn`ē*mō"ne, especially by classical scholars.
Anemonic adjective (Chemistry) An acrid, poisonous, crystallizable substance, obtained from, the anemone, or from anemonin.
Anemonin noun (Chemistry) An acrid, poisonous, crystallizable substance, obtained from some species of anemone.
Anemorphilous adjective [ Greek 'a`nemos wind + fi`los lover.] (Botany) Fertilized by the agency of the wind; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by the wind; wind-Fertilized. Lubbock.
Anemoscope noun [ Greek ... wind + - scope: confer French anémoscope .] An instrument which shows the direction of the wind; a wind vane; a weathercock; -- usually applied to a contrivance consisting of a vane above, connected in the building with a dial or index with pointers to show the changes of the wind.
Anemosis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... wind.] A condition in the wood of some trees in which the rings are separated, as some suppose, by the action of high winds upon the trunk; wind shake.
Anencephalic, Anencephalous adjective
[ Greek ..., priv. + ... the brain: confer Encephalon
.] (Zoology) Without a brain; brainless. Todd & B.
Anenst, Anent preposition
[ Middle English anent
, Anglo-Saxon onefen
, on + efen
even, equal; hence meaning, on an equality with, even with, beside. See Even
] [ Scot. & Prov. Eng.] 1. Over against; as, he lives anent the church. 2. About; concerning; in respect; as, he said nothing anent this particular.
Anenterous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + ... intestine, ... within, ... in.] (Zoology) Destitute of a stomach or an intestine. Owen.
Anergia, Anergy noun [ New Latin anergia , from Greek ...- not + ... work.] Lack of energy; inactivity. -- An*er"gic adjective
Aneroid adjective [ Greek 'a priv. + nhro`s wet, moist + -oid : confer French anéroïde .] Containing no liquid; -- said of a kind of barometer. Aneroid barometer , a barometer the action of which depends on the varying pressure of the atmosphere upon the elastic top of a metallic box (shaped like a watch) from which the air has been exhausted. An index shows the variation of pressure.
Aneroid noun An aneroid barometer.
Anes (ānz) adverb Once. [ Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
[ French aneth
, from Latin anethum
, Greek 'a`nhqon
. See Anise
.] The herb dill, or dillseed.
[ Latin aneth
um (see Anise
) + -ol
.] (Chemistry) A substance obtained from the volatile oils of anise, fennel, etc., in the form of soft shining scales; -- called also anise camphor . Watts.
Anetic adjective [ Latin aneticus , Greek ... relaxing; ... back + ... to send.] (Medicine) Soothing.
Aneurism noun [ Greek ..., ..., a widening, an opening; ... up + ... wide.] (Medicine) A soft, pulsating, hollow tumor, containing blood, arising from the preternatural dilation or rupture of the coats of an artery. [ Written also aneurysm .]
Aneurismal adjective (Medicine) Of or pertaining to an aneurism; as, an aneurismal tumor; aneurismal diathesis. [ Written also aneurysmal .]