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anabiosis a returning to life after death or apparent death; resuscitation.
anabolic steroid a synthetic hormone sometimes used by athletes to increase muscle size or strength, but widely prohibited by athletic leagues, associations, and the like.
anabolism the process in living organisms by which complex structures are synthesized from simple ones, as body tissues from food.
anachronism the representation of something as existing or happening at a time when that thing did not exist or happen, or a similar presentation done in error. [2 definitions]
anacoluthon a sudden shift within a sentence from one grammatical structure to another, esp. when done for rhetorical effect.
anaconda any of several large nonvenomous constrictor snakes, esp. a certain South American tree snake that can grow to over twenty feet in length.
anadromous of various fishes, migrating from the ocean upstream to spawn.
anaemia variant of anemia.
anaerobe any of various microorganisms, such as certain bacteria, that are capable of living without air or oxygen.
anaerobic able to live or act in the absence of free oxygen. [2 definitions]
anaesthesia variant of anesthesia.
anagram a word or phrase formed by the transposition of letters of a different word or phrase.
anagrammatize to change (a word or phrase) into a new word or phrase by transposing the letters.
anal of or pertaining to the anus. [2 definitions]
analects a collection of selected passages or excerpts from one or more authors.
analeptic of medication, restoring strength to the body after a disease or after the effects of sedatives. [2 definitions]
analgesia in medicine, an absence of pain sensations.
analgesic a drug, lotion, or the like that relieves pain. [2 definitions]
analog representing information by physical measurements.
analog computer a computer that uses physical quantities such as pressure or electric voltages to represent data. (Cf. digital computer.)
analogical of, expressing, or based on a certain similarity between two items that are otherwise dissimilar.