(Greek: a suffix; pertaining to; of the nature of, like; in chemistry, it denotes a higher valence of the element than is expressed by -ous)

1. Pertaining to a gradual evolution from one type of organism to another.
2. A reference to a kind of distorting optical system; such as, "an anamorphic lense".
3. Motion picture terminology: Cinemascope; an optical system which has different magnifications in the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the picture.
anamorphic lens
A lens that produces different magnifications along lines in different directions in the image plane.
anamorphic system
An optical system incorporating a cylindrical surface in which the image is distorted so the angle of coverage in a direction perpendicular to the cylinder is different for the image than for the object.
1. Produced asexually.
2. Produced without concourse of sexes.

A concourse of sexes refers to the act of coming together; so, in this case plants or animals that reproduce without coming together sexually.

anarchic (adjective), more anarchic, most anarchic
1. Showing no respect for established laws, rules, institutions, or authority: The anarchic mob was completely out of control and tried to destroy the bank.
2. Characterized by a lack of organization or control: The herd of wild ponies raced around in an anarchic manner, trying to escape from the corral.
3. Likely to cause the overthrow of a formal system of government or a breakdown of law and order: The rioters had anarchic objectives which were to create havoc and disruption in the city.
anastigmatic (ahn ahs" tig MAHT ik) (adjective), more anastigmatic, most anastigmatic
1. Pertaining to a lens or lens system which is free of visual disturbance, or is able to form clear images.
2. A reference to a compound lens in which the separate components compensate for the visual defects caused by any unequal curving of one or more of the refractive surfaces of the eyes; usually, the cornea.
A reference to surgical, traumatic, or pathologic formation of a connection between two normally distinct structures.
Male, like a male, male characteristics.
The five stages of men are:
spring chicken
little lamb
young lion
fat cat
old goat
androcentricity (s) androcentricities (pl) (nouns)
A society or organization that is centered or focused on men, often to the neglect or exclusion of women: "There are nations that have androcentricities that include health-care systems that take care of men as a priority and too often result in the neglect of women."
Producing masculine characteristics; a reference to androgenesis.
Relating to an androgen; having a masculinizing effect.
Pertaining to androgyny; having both male and female characteristics.
Combining the forms of man and bull, as with the Minotaur.
anechoic (adjective), more anechoic, most anechoic
Relating to being without echoes: The scientist was experimenting with the absorption of sound waves and radar signals in a special anechoic chamber.