Annuloida An`nu·loid"a noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin annulus ring + -oid .] (Zoology) A division of the Articulata, including the annelids and allied groups; sometimes made to include also the helminths and echinoderms. [ Written also Annuloidea .]
Annulosa An"nu·lo"sa noun plural [ New Latin ] (Zoology) A division of the Invertebrata, nearly equivalent to the Articulata. It includes the Arthoropoda and Anarthropoda. By some zoölogists it is applied to the former only.
Annulosan An`nu·lo"san noun (Zoology) One of the Annulosa.
Annulose An"nu·lose` (...; 277) adjective [ Latin annulus ring.] 1. Furnished with, or composed of, rings or ringlike segments; ringed. 2. (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Annulosa.
Annulus An"nu·lus noun
; plural Annuli
[ Latin ] 1. A ring; a ringlike part or space. 2. (Geom.) (a) A space contained between the circumferences of two circles, one within the other. (b) The solid formed by a circle revolving around a line which is the plane of the circle but does not cut it. 3. (Zoology) Ring-shaped structures or markings, found in, or upon, various animals.
Annumerate An·nu"mer·ate transitive verb [ Latin annumeratus , past participle of annumerare . See Numerate .] To add on; to count in. [ Obsolete] Wollaston.
Annumeration An·nu`mer·a"tion noun [ Latin annumeratio .] Addition to a former number. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
Annunciable An·nun"ci·a·ble adjective That may be announced or declared; declarable. [ R.]
Annunciate An·nun"ci·ate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Annunciated ; present participle & verbal noun Annunciating .] [ Latin annuntiare . See Announce .] To announce.
Annunciate An·nun"ci·ate past participle & adjective Foretold; preannounced. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Annunciation An·nun`ci·a"tion noun [ Latin annuntiatio : confer French annonciation .] 1. The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace. 2. (Eccl.) (a) The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. (b) The festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of England, of Rome, etc., in memory of the angel's announcement, on that day; Lady Day.
Annunciation lily An·nun`ci·a"tion lil"y (Botany) The common white lily ( Lilium candidum ). So called because it is usually introduced by painters in pictures of the Annunciation.
Annunciative An·nun"ci·a·tive adjective Pertaining to annunciation; announcing. [ R.] Dr. H. More.
Annunciator An·nun"ci·a`tor noun [ Latin annuntiator .] 1. One who announces. Specifically: An officer in the church of Constantinople, whose business it was to inform the people of the festivals to be celebrated. 2. An indicator (as in a hotel) which designates the room where attendance is wanted.
Annunciatory An·nun"ci·a·to·ry adjective Pertaining to, or containing, announcement; making known. [ R.]
Anoa A·noa" noun [ Native name.] (Zoology) A small wild ox of Celebes ( Anoa depressicornis ), allied to the buffalo, but having long nearly straight horns.
Anode An"ode noun [ Greek ... up + ... way.] (Electricity) The positive pole of an electric battery, or more strictly the electrode by which the current enters the electrolyte on its way to the other pole; -- opposed to cathode .
Anodon An"o·don noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... toothless; 'an priv. + ..., ..., a tooth.] (Zoology) A genus of fresh-water bivalves, having no teeth at the hinge. [ Written also Anodonta .]
[ Latin anodynus
, Greek ... free from pain, stilling pain; 'an
priv. + ... pain: confer French anodin
.] Serving to assuage pain; soothing.
The anodyne draught of oblivion.
» "The word [ in a medical sense] in chiefly applied to the different preparations of opium, belladonna, hyoscyamus, and lettuce." Am. Cyc.
Anodyne An"o·dyne noun [ Latin anodynon . See Anodyne , adjective ] Any medicine which allays pain, as an opiate or narcotic; anything that soothes disturbed feelings.
Anodynous An"o·dy`nous adjective Anodyne.
Anoetic An`o·et"ic adjective
[ Greek ... unthinkable; ... priv. + ... perceptible, thinkable.] 1. Unthinkable.
[ Rare] 2. (Psychol.) Not subject to conscious attention; having an indefinite, relatively passive, conscious being; characteristic of the "fringe" or "margin" of consciousness.
Presentation considered as having an existence relatively independent of thought, may be called sentience, or anoetic consciousness. Thought and sentience are fundamentally distinct mental functions. G. F. Stout.
Anoil A·noil" transitive verb [ Old French enoilier .] To anoint with oil. [ Obsolete] Holinshed.
Anoint A·noint" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Anointed
; present participle & verbal noun Anointing
.] [ Old French enoint
, past participle of enoindre
, from Latin inungere
; in + ungere
, to smear, anoint. See Ointment
.] 1. To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint .
He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 2. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
John ix. 6.
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his [ Aaron's] head and anoint him.
Exod. xxix. 7.
Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. The Lord's Anointed
1 Kings xix. 15.
, Christ or the Messiah; also, a Jewish or other king by "divine right." 1 Sam. xxvi. 9.
Anoint A·noint" past participle Anointed. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Anointer A·noint"er noun One who anoints.
Anointment A·noint"ment noun The act of anointing, or state of being anointed; also, an ointment. Milton.
Anolis A·no"lis noun [ In the Antilles, anoli , anoalli , a lizard.] (Zoology) A genus of lizards which belong to the family Iguanidæ . They take the place in the New World of the chameleons in the Old, and in America are often called chameleons .
Anomal A·nom"al noun Anything anomalous. [ R.]
Anomaliped A·nom"a·li·ped , A*nom"a*li*pede adjective [ Latin anomalus irregular + pes , pedis , foot.] Having anomalous feet.
Anomaliped A·nom"a·li·ped noun (Zoology) One of a group of perching birds, having the middle toe more or less united to the outer and inner ones.
Anomalism A·nom"a·lism noun An anomaly; a deviation from rule. Hooker.
Anomalistic, Anomalistical A·nom`a·lis"tic, A·nom`a·lis"tic·al adjective [ Confer French anomalistique .] 1. Irregular; departing from common or established rules. 2. (Astron.) Pertaining to the anomaly, or angular distance of a planet from its perihelion. Anomalistic month . See under Month . -- Anomalistic revolution , the period in which a planet or satellite goes through the complete cycles of its changes of anomaly, or from any point in its elliptic orbit to the same again. -- Anomalistic , or Periodical year . See under Year .
Anomalistically A·nom`a·lis"tic·al·ly adverb With irregularity.
Anomaloflorous A·nom`a·lo·flo"rous adjective [ Latin anomalus irregular + flos , floris , flower.] (Botany) Having anomalous flowers.
Anomalous A·nom"a·lous adjective [ Latin anomalus , Greek ... uneven, irregular; 'an priv. + ... even, ... same. See Same , and confer Abnormal .] Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous proceeding.
Anomalously A·nom"a·lous·ly adverb In an anomalous manner.
Anomalousness A·nom"a·lous·ness noun Quality of being anomalous.
Anomaly A·nom"a·ly noun
; plural Anomalies
[ Latin anomalia
, Greek .... See Anomalous
.] 1. Deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous.
We are enabled to unite into a consistent whole the various anomalies and contending principles that are found in the minds and affairs of men.
As Professor Owen has remarked, there is no greater anomaly in nature than a bird that can not fly. 2. (Astron.) (a) The angular distance of a planet from its perihelion, as seen from the sun. This is the true anomaly. The eccentric anomaly is a corresponding angle at the center of the elliptic orbit of the planet. The mean anomaly is what the anomaly would be if the planet's angular motion were uniform. (b) The angle measuring apparent irregularities in the motion of a planet. 3. (Nat. Hist.) Any deviation from the essential characteristics of a specific type.
Anomia A·no"mi·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... irregular; 'a priv. + no'mos law.] (Zoology) A genus of bivalve shells, allied to the oyster, so called from their unequal valves, of which the lower is perforated for attachment.
Anomophyllous An`o·moph"yl·lous adjective [ Greek ... irregular + ... leaf.] (Botany) Having leaves irregularly placed.
Anomura An`o·mu"ra An`o*mou"ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... lawless + ... tail.] (Zoology) A group of decapod Crustacea, of which the hermit crab in an example.
Anomural, Anomuran An`o·mu"ral, An`o·mu"ran adjective Irregular in the character of the tail or abdomen; as, the anomural crustaceans. [ Written also anomoural , anomouran .]
Anomuran An`o·mu"ran noun (Zoology) One of the Anomura.
Anomy An"o·my noun [ Greek .... See Anomia .] Disregard or violation of law. [ R.] Glanvill.
Anon A·non" adverb
[ Middle English anoon
, lit., in one (moment), from Anglo-Saxon on
in + ān
one. See On
.] 1. Straightway; at once.
The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it. 2. Soon; in a little while.
Matt. xiii. 20.
As it shall better appear anon . 3. At another time; then; again.
Sometimes he trots, . . . anon he rears upright. Anon right
, at once; right off.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
-- Ever and anon
, now and then; frequently; often.
A pouncet box, which ever and anon
He gave his nose.
Anona A·no"na noun [ New Latin Confer Ananas .] (Botany) A genus of tropical or subtropical plants of the natural order Anonaceæ , including the soursop.
Anonaceous An`o·na"ceous adjective Pertaining to the order of plants including the soursop, custard apple, etc.
Anonym An"o·nym noun [ French anonyme . See Anonymous .] 1. One who is anonymous; also sometimes used for "pseudonym." 2. A notion which has no name, or which can not be expressed by a single English word. [ R.] J. R. Seeley.
Anonymity An`o·nym"i·ty noun The quality or state of being anonymous; anonymousness; also, that which anonymous.
He rigorously insisted upon the rights of anonymity .