ana-, an-, ano-, am-

(Greek: up, upward; back, backward, against; again, anew; used as a prefix)

ana- (Greek)
up; upon; again; back
Anabaptism (s) (noun), Anabaptisms (pl) (nouns)
The advocacy of adult baptism on the grounds that only as adults can people responsibly accept and declare their faith: Anabaptism is a term given for those who practice re-baptizing mature Christian converts who already have been baptized as infants.

The churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation resulting in some Protestant movements in the 16th century that believed that the Bible was the most important guidance for Christians and so some of them were practitioners of Anabaptism because they were convinced that only those who were old enough to make decisions to become baptized believers, and not infants, were the true believers.

Anabaptist (s), Anabaptists (pl) (nouns)
A member of a movement of the Protestant Reformation who believed in adult baptism, freedom of religious beliefs, separation of church and state, the rejection of war, and other beliefs that were rather advanced for their time: "Anabaptists believed that infants were not punishable for sin because they had no awareness of good and evil and thus could not yet exercise free will, repent, and accept baptism."

"Denying the validity of infant baptism, Anabaptists accepted adult baptism, which was regarded as a second baptism by those outside the group who identified them as Anabaptists (from the Greek for rebaptizers)."

"Anabaptists sought to restore the institutions and spirit of the primitive church."

anabaptize (verb), anabaptizes; anabaptized; anabaptizing
1. To immerse a person in water or to sprinkle a person with water again: Susan was anabaptized or rechristened in order to to wash away her sins and to rename her.
2. To purify or to symbolically cleanse someone spiritually: In school Grace learned that people back in 1637 were anabaptized in order to sanctify and to lustrate them from guilt or defilement.
3. To introduce or to initiate someone into an activity which is to be accomplished: Adam was anabaptized once more when he applied for a job as an a reporter in TV productions.
anabatic wind
A local wind blowing up a hill or mountain because of local surface heating.

Anabatic wind is caused by the difference in density between the warm ground air and the cooler air in the free atmosphere.

anabiont (adjective), more anabiont, most anabiont
Perennial or constantly recurring or lasting for an indefinite time.
anabiosis (s) (noun), anabioses (pl)
1. A revival or resuscitation of life; returning to life.
2. The condition of an organism that has passed into a resting stage, that is cyclic or seasonal, and is produced by a change in the environment; such as, the loss of moisture.
anabiotic (adjective), more anabiotic, most anabiotic
1. Apparently lifeless, but still capable of living.
2. Acting as a stimulant or tonic.
3. A revivifying remedy, a powerful stimulant; revitalizing or restorative.
1. Metabolic reactions in which molecules are linked together to form more complex compounds.

Starch, glycogen, fats, and proteins are all products of anabolic pathways.

2. The building up of the body's substance or the constructive phase of metabolism by which a cell takes from the blood the substance required for repair and growth, building it into a cytoplasm; thus, converting a nonliving material into the living cytoplasm of the cell.

Anabolism is the opposite of catabolism, the destructive phase of metabolism.

Any product of anabolism or constructive phase of metabolism or the physical and chemical processes by which food is converted by a living organism to provide energy and to produce and to maintain cells and tissues.
anachoresis, anachoretic, anachoric
1. A collection or deposit of particles at a place; such as, of bacteria or metals that have localized out of the bloodstream in areas of an inflammation.
2. The attraction to and a deposition within an inflammatory lesion of microbes or metal particles.
Someone who has withdrawn from the world; such as, a religious recluse or a hermit.
anachronism (s) (noun), anachronisms (pl)
1. An error in computing time, or fixing dates; the erroneous reference of an event, circumstance, or custom to a wrong date: When Jane’s grandmother wanted to use her cell phone at the party, she used the term “to dial”, which was a funny anachronism and everybody laughed at her.
2. Anything done or existing out of date, hence anything that was proper to a former age but is, or if it existed, would be out of harmony with the present: In the novel, which took place in the 16th century, the main character used the term “taboo”, which entered the language much later, an anachronism that the author evidently forgot to delete!
3. A situation which depicts a person or something that is not placed in the correct historical or chronological period, especially a thing or individual that belongs to an earlier age of existence: A portrait of Abraham Lincoln sitting in front of a computer would be an example of an anachronism.
An error in the order of time.
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1. In geology, having a downward inclination opposite to that of a stratum.
2. A reference to valleys, rivers, and similar structures that are progressing in a direction opposite to the dip in the surrounding rock strata.
anadipsia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Extreme thirst or intense thirst: The obsolete term anadipsia refers to a sensation, often located in the mouth and throat, associated with a craving for something to drink that is ordinarily interpreted as a desire for water.