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anemone a type of plant related to the buttercup and characterized by large white, blue, purple, or red flowers. [2 definitions]
anemophilous of plants, pollinated by wind-blown pollen.
anencephaly congenital absence of all or part of the brain.
anent in reference to; regarding.
aneroid using no liquid.
aneroid barometer a barometer that uses a thin metal disk covering a partial vacuum, such that a change in atmospheric pressure results in a corresponding change in the shape of the disk and moves the indicator needle.
anesthesia complete or partial inability to perceive bodily sensation such as pain. [2 definitions]
anesthesiologist a doctor who specializes in anesthesiology.
anesthesiology the science, study, and practice of applying anesthetics.
anesthetic a drug that causes anesthesia in the whole body or in a localized area. [2 definitions]
anesthetist a person, usu. a doctor or nurse, trained to administer gas or drugs that cause lack of sensation or loss of consciousness.
anesthetize to render unable to perceive bodily sensations such as pain, esp. with an anesthetic.
aneurysm a dilation in a particular part of an artery caused by weakness in the vessel wall.
anew once again; afresh. [2 definitions]
a new lease on life an opportunity to live a happier life because of improved circumstances.
angary the legal right of a state or nation at war to seize, destroy, or otherwise use the property of a neutral state, provided proper compensation is made.
angel in certain theologies, a spiritual being acting as a servant or messenger of God, often represented as a human figure with wings and a halo. [3 definitions]
angelfish any of several types of related tropical fishes having bright colors, winglike fins, and short, circular bodies.
angel food cake a light white sponge cake made of beaten egg whites, cream of tartar, flour, and sugar.
angelic of, concerning, or consisting of an angel or angels. [2 definitions]
angelica any of several types of related plants having clusters of small flowers and a distinctive aroma, often used in cookery and medicine.