Anthelix Ant"he·lix (ănt"he*lĭks) noun (Anat.) Same as Antihelix .
Anthelmintic An`thel·min"tic (ăn`thĕl*mĭn"tĭk) adjective [ Prefix anti- + Greek "e`lmins , - inqos , worm, esp. a tapeworm, or mawworm..] (Medicine) Good against intestinal worms. -- noun An anthelmintic remedy. [ Written also anthelminthic .]
Anthem An"them (ăn"thĕm) noun [ Middle English antym , antefne , Anglo-Saxon antefen , from Late Latin antiphona , from Greek 'anti`fwna , neut. plural of 'anti`fwnon antiphon, or anthem, noun neut., from 'anti`fwnos sounding contrary, returning a sound; 'anti` over against + fwnh` sound, voice: the anthem being sung by the choristers alternately, one half-choir answering the other: confer Old French anthaine , anteine , antieune , French antienne . See Antiphon .] 1. Formerly, a hymn sung in alternate parts, in present usage, a selection from the Psalms, or other parts of the Scriptures or the liturgy, set to sacred music. 2. A song or hymn of praise. Milton.
Anthem An"them transitive verb To celebrate with anthems.
Sweet birds antheming the morn.
Anthemion An·the"mi·on [ from Greek 'anqemi`s flower.] A floral ornament. See Palmette .
Anthemis An"the·mis noun [ Greek 'anqemi`s , equiv. to 'a`nqos flower; an herb like our chamomile.] (Botany) Chamomile; a genus of composite, herbaceous plants.
Anthemwise An"them·wise` adverb Alternately. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Anther An"ther noun [ French anthère , Latin anthera a medicine composed of flowers, from Greek ... flowery, from 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower.] (Botany) That part of the stamen containing the pollen, or fertilizing dust, which, when mature, is emitted for the impregnation of the ovary. -- An"ther*al adjective
Antheridium An`ther·id"i·um noun
; plural Antheridia
+ ... (a Greek diminutive ending).] (Botany) The male reproductive apparatus in the lower plants, consisting of a cell or other cavity in which spermatozoids are produced; -- called also spermary .
-- An`ther*id"i*al adjective
Antheriferous An`ther·if"er·ous adjective [ Anther + -ferous .] (Botany) (a) Producing anthers, as plants. (b) Supporting anthers, as a part of a flower. Gray.
Antheriform An·ther"i·form adjective [ Anther + -form .] Shaped like an anther; anther-shaped.
Antherogenous An`ther·og"e·nous adjective [ Anther + -genous .] (Botany) Transformed from anthers, as the petals of a double flower.
Antheroid An"ther·oid adjective [ Anther + - oid .] Resembling an anther.
Antherozoid, Antherozooid An`ther·o·zoid, An`ther·o·zoo"id noun [ Greek ... flowery + ... animal + -oid . See Zooid .] (Botany) One of the mobile male reproductive bodies in the antheridia of cryptogams.
Anthesis An·the"sis noun [ Greek ... bloom, from 'anqei^n to bloom, 'a`nqos flower.] (Botany) The period or state of full expansion in a flower. Gray.
Anthobian An·tho"bi·an noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + bi`os life.] (Zoology) A beetle which feeds on flowers.
Anthobranchia An`tho·bran"chi·a noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'a`nqos flower + ... gills, noun plural] (Zoology) A division of nudibranchiate Mollusca, in which the gills form a wreath or cluster upon the posterior part of the back. See Nudibranchiata , and Doris .
Anthocarpous An`tho·car"pous adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + karpo`s fruit.] (Botany) Having some portion of the floral envelopes attached to the pericarp to form the fruit, as in the checkerberry, the mulberry, and the pineapple.
Anthocyanin An`tho·cy"a·nin noun Same as Anthokyan .
Anthodium An·tho"di·um noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... like flowers, flowery; 'a`nqos flower + ... form.] (Botany) The inflorescence of a compound flower in which many florets are gathered into a involucrate head.
Anthography An·thog"ra·phy noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + -graphy .] A description of flowers.
Anthoid An"thoid adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + -oid .] Resembling a flower; flowerlike.
Anthokyan An`tho·ky"an noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + ky`anos blue.] (Chemistry) The blue coloring matter of certain flowers. Same as Cyanin .
Antholite An"tho·lite noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + -lite .] (Paleon.) A fossil plant, like a petrified flower.
Anthological An`tho·log"ic·al adjective Pertaining to anthology; consisting of beautiful extracts from different authors, especially the poets.
He published a geographical and anthological description of all empires and kingdoms . . . in this terrestrial globe.
Anthologist An·thol"o·gist noun One who compiles an anthology.
Anthology An·thol"o·gy noun [ Greek ..., from 'anqolo`gos flower gathering; 'a`nqos flower + le`gein to gather.] 1. A discourse on flowers. [ R.] 2. A collection of flowers; a garland. [ R.] 3. A collection of flowers of literature, that is, beautiful passages from authors; a collection of poems or epigrams; -- particularly applied to a collection of ancient Greek epigrams. 4. (Gr. Ch.) A service book containing a selection of pieces for the festival services.
Anthomania An`tho·ma"ni·a noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + mani`a madness.] A extravagant fondness for flowers. [ R.]
Anthony's Fire An"tho·ny's Fire` See Saint Anthony's Fire , under Saint .
Anthophagous An·thoph"a·gous adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + fagei^n to eat.] (Zoology) Eating flowers; -- said of certain insects.
Anthophilous An·thoph"i·lous adjective [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + fi`los loving.] (Zoology) Lit., fond of flowers; hence, feeding upon, or living among, flowers.
Anthophore An"tho·phore noun [ Greek ... bearing flowers; 'a`nqos flower + ... bearing, ... to bear.] (Botany) The stipe when developed into an internode between calyx and corolla, as in the Pink family. Gray.
Anthophorous An·thoph"o·rous adjective Flower bearing; supporting the flower.
Anthophyllite An·thoph"yl·lite noun [ New Latin anthophyllum clove.] A mineral of the hornblende group, of a yellowish gray or clove brown color. -- An`tho*phyl*lit"ic adjective
Anthorism An"tho·rism noun [ Greek ...; ... + ... to bound, define.] (Rhet.) A description or definition contrary to that which is given by the adverse party. [ R.]
Anthotaxy An"tho·tax`y noun [ Greek 'a`nqos flower + ... order.] (Botany) The arrangement of flowers in a cluster; the science of the relative position of flowers; inflorescence.
Anthozoa An`tho·zo"a noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek 'a`nqos flower + ... animal.] (Zoology) The class of the Cœlenterata which includes the corals and sea anemones. The three principal groups or orders are Acyonaria , Actinaria , and Madreporaria .
Anthozoan An`tho·zo"an adjective (Zoology) Pertaining to the Anthozoa. -- noun One of the Anthozoa.
Anthozoic An"tho·zo"ic adjective Of or pertaining to the Anthozoa.
Anthracene An"thra·cene noun [ Greek ... coal.] (Chemistry) A solid hydrocarbon, C 6 H 4 .C 2 H 2 . C 6 H 4 , which accompanies naphthalene in the last stages of the distillation of coal tar. Its chief use is in the artificial production of alizarin. [ Written also anthracin .]
Anthracene oil An"thra·cene oil A heavy green oil (partially solidifying on cooling), which distills over from coal tar at a temperature above 270Â°. It is the principal source of anthracene.
Anthracic An·thrac"ic adjective Of or relating to anthrax; as, anthracic blood.
Anthraciferous An`thra·cif"er·ous adjective [ Greek ... coal + -ferous .] (Min.) Yielding anthracite; as, anthraciferous strata.
Anthracite An"thra·cite noun [ Latin anthracites a kind of bloodstone; from Greek ... like coals, from ..., ..., coal or charcoal. Confer Anthrax .] A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal .
Anthracitic An"thra·cit"ic adjective Of, pertaining to, or like, anthracite; as, anthracitic formations.
Anthracnose An·thrac"nose` noun [ Greek ..., ..., carbuncle + ... disease.] (Botany) Any one of several fungus diseases, caused by parasitic species of the series Melanconiales , attacking the bean, grape, melon, cotton, and other plants. In the case of the grape, brown concave spots are formed on the stem and fruit, and the disease is called bird's-eye rot .
Anthracoid An"thra·coid adjective [ Anthrax + - oid .] (Biol.) Resembling anthrax in action; of the nature of anthrax; as, an anthracoid microbe.
Anthracomancy An"thra·co·man`cy noun [ Greek ..., ..., coal + -mancy .] Divination by inspecting a burning coal.
Anthracometer An`thra·com"e·ter noun [ Greek ... coal, carbon + -meter .] An instrument for measuring the amount of carbonic acid in a mixture.
Anthracometric An`thra·co·met"ric adjective Of or pertaining to an anthracometer.