Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Anthracene 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 adjective Of or relating to anthrax; as, anthracic blood.
Anthraciferous adjective [ Greek ... coal + -ferous .] (Min.) Yielding anthracite; as, anthraciferous strata.
[ 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 adjective Of, pertaining to, or like, anthracite; as, anthracitic formations.
Anthracnose 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 adjective [ Anthrax + - oid .] (Biol.) Resembling anthrax in action; of the nature of anthrax; as, an anthracoid microbe.
Anthracomancy noun [ Greek ..., ..., coal + -mancy .] Divination by inspecting a burning coal.
Anthracometer noun [ Greek ... coal, carbon + -meter .] An instrument for measuring the amount of carbonic acid in a mixture.
Anthracometric adjective Of or pertaining to an anthracometer.
[ See Anthracite
.] (Min.) A coal-black marble, usually emitting a fetid smell when rubbed; -- called also stinkstone and swinestone .
[ New Latin See Anthrax
.] (Medicine) A chronic lung disease, common among coal miners, due to the inhalation of coal dust; -- called also collier's lung and miner's phthisis .
Anthraquinone noun [ Anthra cene + quinone .] (Chemistry) A hydrocarbon, C 6 H 4 .C 2 O 2 . C 6 H 4 , subliming in shining yellow needles. It is obtained by oxidation of anthracene.
[ Latin , from Greek ... coal, carbuncle.] 1. (Medicine) (a) A carbuncle. (b) A malignant pustule. 2. (Biol.) A microscopic, bacterial organism ( Bacillus anthracis ), resembling transparent rods. [ See Illust. under Bacillus .] 3. An infectious disease of cattle and sheep. It is ascribed to the presence of a rod-shaped bacterium ( Bacillus anthracis ), the spores of which constitute the contagious matter. It may be transmitted to man by inoculation. The spleen becomes greatly enlarged and filled with bacteria. Called also splenic fever .
Anthrax vaccine (Veter.) A fluid vaccine obtained by growing a bacterium ( Bacterium anthracis ) in beef broth. It is used to immunize animals, esp. cattle.
Anthrenus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a hornet.] (Zoology) A genus of small beetles, several of which, in the larval state, are very destructive to woolen goods, fur, etc. The common "museum pest" is A. varius ; the carpet beetle is A. scrophulariæ . The larvæ are commonly confounded with moths.
Anthropic, Anthropical adjective [ Greek ..., from ... man.] (Zoology) Like or related to man; human. [ R.] Owen.
Anthropidæ noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... man.] (Zoology) The group that includes man only.
Anthropocentric adjective [ Greek ... man + ... center.] Assuming man as the center or ultimate end; -- applied to theories of the universe or of any part of it, as the solar system. Draper.
Anthropogenic adjective Of or pertaining to anthropogeny.
Anthropogeny noun [ Greek ... man + ... birth.] The science or study of human generation, or the origin and development of man.
Anthropogeography noun [ Greek ... man + geography .] The science of the human species as to geographical distribution and environment. Broadly, it includes industrial, commercial, and political geography, and that part of ethnology which deals with distribution and physical environment. -- An`thro*po*ge*og"ra*pher noun -- An`thro*po*ge`o*graph"ic*al adjective
Anthropoglot noun [ Greek ...; ... man + ..., ..., tongue.] (Zoology) An animal which has a tongue resembling that of man, as the parrot.
Anthropography noun [ Greek ... man + -graphy .] That branch of anthropology which treats of the actual distribution of the human race in its different divisions, as distinguished by physical character, language, institutions, and customs, in contradistinction to ethnography , which treats historically of the origin and filiation of races and nations. P. Cyc.
Anthropoid adjective [ Greek ... man + - oid .] Resembling man; -- applied especially to certain apes, as the ourang or gorilla. -- noun An anthropoid ape.
Anthropoidal adjective Anthropoid.
Anthropoidea noun plural
[ New Latin See Anthropoid
.] (Zoology) The suborder of primates which includes the monkeys, apes, and man.
Anthropolatry noun [ Greek ... man + ... worship.] Man worship.
Anthropolite noun [ Greek ... man + - lite .] (Paleon.) A petrifaction of the human body, or of any portion of it.
Anthropologic, Anthropological adjective Pertaining to anthropology; belonging to the nature of man. " Anthropologic wisdom." Kingsley. -- An`thro*po*log"ic*al*ly , adverb
Anthropologist noun One who is versed in anthropology.
Anthropology noun [ Greek ... man + -logy .]
1. The science of the structure and functions of the human body. 2. The science of man; -- sometimes used in a limited sense to mean the study of man as an object of natural history, or as an animal. 3. That manner of expression by which the inspired writers attribute human parts and passions to God.
Anthropomancy noun [ Greek ... man + -mancy .] Divination by the entrails of human being.
Anthropometric, Anthropometrical adjective Pertaining to anthropometry.
Anthropometry noun [ Greek ... man + -mercy .] Measurement of the height and other dimensions of human beings, especially at different ages, or in different races, occupations, etc. Dunglison.
Anthropomorpha noun plural
[ New Latin See Anthropomorphism
.] (Zoology) The manlike, or anthropoid, apes.
Anthropomorphic adjective Of or pertaining to anthropomorphism. Hadley. -- An`thro*po*mor"phic*al*ly adverb
Anthropomorphism noun [ Greek ... of human form; ... man + ... form.]
1. The representation of the Deity, or of a polytheistic deity, under a human form, or with human attributes and affections. 2. The ascription of human characteristics to things not human.
Anthropomorphist noun One who attributes the human form or other human attributes to the Deity or to anything not human.
Anthropomorphite noun One who ascribes a human form or human attributes to the Deity or to a polytheistic deity. Taylor . Specifically, one of a sect of ancient heretics who believed that God has a human form, etc. Tillotson .
Anthropomorphitic adjective (Biol.) to anthropomorphism. Kitto.
Anthropomorphitism noun Anthropomorphism. Wordsworth.
Anthropomorphize transitive verb & i. To attribute a human form or personality to.
You may see imaginative children every day anthropomorphizing .
[ Greek ... + -logy
. See Anthropomorphism
.] The application to God of terms descriptive of human beings.
Anthropomorphosis noun Transformation into the form of a human being.
Anthropomorphous adjective Having the figure of, or resemblance to, a man; as, an anthropomorphous plant. " Anthropomorphous apes." Darwin.
Anthroponomics, Anthroponomy noun [ Greek ... man + ... usage, law, rule.] The science of the laws of the development of the human organism in relation to other organisms and to environment. -- An`thro*po*nom"ic*al adjective
Anthropopathic, Anthropopathical adjective Of or pertaining to anthropopathy.
[ R.] -- An`thro*po*path"ic*al*ly
The daring anthropopathic imagery by which the prophets often represent God as chiding, upbraiding, threatening.
Anthropopathism, Anthropopathy noun
[ Greek ...; ... man + ... suffering, affection, passion, ..., ..., to suffer.] The ascription of human feelings or passions to God, or to a polytheistic deity.
In its recoil from the gross anthropopathy of the vulgar notions, it falls into the vacuum of absolute apathy.
Anthropopathite noun One who ascribes human feelings to deity.