Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AN-AS-TO-MAT'IC – AN'A-TRON
Having the quality of removing obstructions.
A-NAS'TO-MOSE, v.i. [s as z. Gr. ανα, and στομα, mouth.]
To inosculate; to unite the mouth of one vessel with another, as the arteries with the veins. – Darwin. Encyc.
The inosculation of vessels, or the opening of one vessel into another as an artery into another artery, or a vein into a vein. – Quincy. Encyc. Coxe.
Pertaining to anastomosis.
A medicine supposed to have the power of opening the mouths of vessels, and promoting circulation, such as cathartics, deobstruents and sudorifics. – Encyc.
A-NAS'TRO-PHE, or A-NAS'TRO-PHY, n. [Gr. αναστροφη, a conversion or inversion.]
In rhetoric and grammar, an inversion of the natural order of words; as, saxa per et scopulos, for per saxa et scopulos. – Encyc.
AN'A-TASE, n. [Gr. ανατασις, extension, so named from the length of its crystals.]
Octahedrite; octahedral oxyd of titanium; a mineral that shows a variety of colors by reflected light, from indigo blue to reddish brown. It is usually crystalized in acute, elongated, pyramidical octahedrons. – Ure. Cleaveland.
A-NATH'E-MA, n. [Gr. αναθεμα, from ανατιθημι to place behind, backward, or at a distance, to separate.]
- Excommunication with curses. Hence, a curse or denunciation by ecclesiastical authority, accompanying excommunication. This species of excommunication was practiced in the ancient churches, against notorious offenders; all churches were warned not to receive them; all magistrate and private persons were admonished not to harbor or maintain them, and priests were enjoined not to converse with them, or attend their funeral. There are two kinds of anathemas, judiciary and abjuratory. The former is pronounced by a council, pope or bishop; the latter is the act of a convert who anathematizes the heresy which he abjures.
- In heathen mythology, an offering, or present made to some deity and hung up in a temple. Whenever a person quitted his employment, he set apart, or dedicated his tools to his patron-deity. Persons who had escaped danger remarkably, or been otherwise very fortunate, testified their gratitude by some offering to their deity. – Encyc.
Pertaining to anathema.
In the manner of anathemas.
The act of anathematizing. – Encyc.
To excommunicate with a denunciation of curses; to pronounce an anathema against. – Hammond.
Excommunicated with curses.
Pronouncing an anathema.
AN-A-TIF'ER-OUS, a. [L. anas, a duck, and fero, to produce.]
Producing ducks. – Brown.
A-NAT'O-CISM, n. [L. anatocismus, from Gr. ανα, again, and τοκος, usury.]
Interest upon interest; the taking of compound interest; or the contract by which such interest is secured. [Rarely used.] – Johnson. Cicero.
Belonging to anatomy or dissection; produced by or according to the principles of anatomy, or natural structure of the body; relating to the parts of the body when dissected or separated.
In an anatomical manner; by, means of dissection; according to the doctrine of anatomy.
One who dissects bodies; more generally, one who is skilled in the art of dissection, or verses in the doctrine and principles of anatomy.
To dissect an animal; to divide into the constituent parts, for the purpose of examining each by itself; to lay open the interior structure of the parts of a body or subject; as, to anatomize an animal or plant; to anatomize an argument.
Dissected, as an animal body.
A-NAT'O-MY, n. [Gr. ανατομη, of ανα, through, and τομη, a cutting.]
- The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of an animal body, to discover their situation, structure and economy.
- The doctrine of the structure of the body, learned by dissection; as, a physician understands anatomy.
- The act of dividing any thing, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; as, the anatomy of a plant, or of a discourse.
- The body stripped of its integuments and muscles; a skeleton, or the corporeal frame of bones entire, without the skin, flesh and vessels: an improper use of the word, and vulgar.
- Ironically, a meager person.
AN-A-TREP'TIC, a. [Gr. ανατρεπω, to overturn.]
Overthrowing; defeating; prostrating; a word applied to the Dialogues of Plato, which represent a complete defeat in the gymnastic exercises. Enfield.
AN'A-TRON, n. [from Gr. νιτρον, niter.]
- Soda or mineral fixed alkali.
- Spume or glass gall, a scum which rises upon melted glass, in the furnace, and when taken off, dissolves in the air, and then coagulates in common salt.
- The salt which collects on the walls of vaults. – Johnson. Coxe.