8 letter word starting with ana

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
anabasis noun A journey or expedition up from the coast, like that of the younger Cyrus into Central Asia, described by Xenophon in his work called “The Anabasis.”, The first period, or increase, of a disease; augmentation.
anabatic adjective Pertaining to anabasis; as, an anabatic fever.
anabolic adjective Pertaining to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or processes, more or less constructive in their nature.
anaconda noun A large South American snake of the Boa family (Eunectes murinus), which lives near rivers, and preys on birds and small mammals. The name is also applied to a similar large serpent (Python tigris) of Ceylon.
anaglyph noun Any sculptured, chased, or embossed ornament worked in low relief, as a cameo.
anagogic adjective Alt. of Anagogical
anagraph noun An inventory; a record.
analcime noun A white or flesh-red mineral, of the zeolite family, occurring in isometric crystals. By friction, it acquires a weak electricity; hence its name.
analcite noun Analcime.
analects noun pl. Alt. of Analecta
analecta noun pl. A collection of literary fragments.
analemma noun An orthographic projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian, the eye being supposed at an infinite distance, and in the east or west point of the horizon., An instrument of wood or brass, on which this projection of the sphere is made, having a movable horizon or cursor; — formerly much used in solving some common astronomical problems., A scale of the sun’s declination for each day of the year, drawn across the torrid zone on an artificial terrestrial globe.
analepsy Recovery of strength after sickness., A species of epileptic attack, originating from gastric disorder.
analogal adjective Analogous.
analogic adjective Of or belonging to analogy.
analogon noun Analogue.
analogue noun That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some other thing., A word in one language corresponding with one in another; an analogous term; as, the Latin “pater” is the analogue of the English “father.”, An organ which is equivalent in its functions to a different organ in another species or group, or even in the same group; as, the gill of a fish is the analogue of a lung in a quadruped, although the two are not of like structural relations., A species in one genus or group having its characters parallel, one by one, with those of another group., A species or genus in one country closely related to a species of the same genus, or a genus of the same group, in another: such species are often called representative species, and such genera, representative genera.
analyser noun Same as Analyze, Analyzer, etc.
analyses plural of Analysis
analysis noun A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent or original elements; an examination of the component parts of a subject, each separately, as the words which compose a sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis., The separation of a compound substance, by chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how much of each element is present. The former is called qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis., The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles., The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations., A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order., A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis., The process of ascertaining the name of a species, or its place in a system of classification, by means of an analytical table or key.
analytic adjective Alt. of Analytical
analyzed imp. & past participle of Analyze
analyzer noun One who, or that which, analyzes., The part of a polariscope which receives the light after polarization, and exhibits its properties.
anapaest Alt. of Anapaestic
anaphora noun A repetition of a word or of words at the beginning of two or more successive clauses.
anapnoic adjective Relating to respiration.
anarchal adjective Lawless; anarchical.
anarchic adjective Alt. of Anarchical
anasarca noun Dropsy of the subcutaneous cellular tissue; an effusion of serum into the cellular substance, occasioning a soft, pale, inelastic swelling of the skin.
anastate noun One of a series of substances formed, in secreting cells, by constructive or anabolic processes, in the production of protoplasm; — opposed to katastate.
anathema noun A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed., An imprecation; a curse; a malediction., Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
anatifae plural of Anatifa
anatifer noun Same as Anatifa.
anatomic adjective Alt. of Anatomical