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amusing able to amuse, divert, or entertain. [2 definitions]
amygdalin an organic compound derived from bitter almonds and related fruits, used to produce laetrile and as an expectorant.
amyl the small organic molecule derived from pentane; pentyl. [2 definitions]
amylaceous of, concerning, or resembling starch.
amylase any of a class of enzymes, found in saliva and many tissues of plants and animals, that break down starch to sugars.
amyloid a starchy substance, as in food. [3 definitions]
amyloidosis a condition characterized by deposition of amyloid in the body.
amylopsin an enzyme produced by the pancreas, capable of converting starch into sugar.
amylum starch.
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a disease that causes loss of control in muscle movement because of the degeneration of nerve cells; Lou Gehrig's disease.
-an one that is from, belongs to, or lives in. [4 definitions]
an variant of the indefinite article "a," used before words starting with a vowel or vowel sound. [2 definitions]
an-1 not; without.
an-2 to.
-ana collected items or information pertaining to (such) a subject.
ana- up or upward. [4 definitions]
Anabaptist a member of any of several Protestant sects formed in the sixteenth century that baptized only adult believers, opposed military service, and advocated the separation of church and state. [2 definitions]
anabasis any large-scale military expedition or march, esp. one from a coast to the interior.
anabatic pertaining to wind currents that rise because of heat pockets and the like.
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.