(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)

Not having equal tension; having unequal osmotic pressure.
anisotropic (adjective), more anisotropic, most anisotropic
1. A reference to having unequal responses to external stimuli: After Jody's stroke, she exhibited an anisotropic response to physical stimuli on her left side.
2. Conveying properties that vary depending on the various directions of measurements: A crystal has an anisotropic structure because it is stronger along its length than it is from side to side.
3. Descriptive of having properties that are the same in all directions: When measuring the transmission of light through the colored glass, Drew, as a scientist, noted a distinct anisotropic pattern because the properties differed depending on the direction in which he turned the glass.
4.Referring to showing different properties as to velocity of light transmission, conductivity of heat or electricity, compressibility, and so on, in different directions: The early scholars of astronomy noted the anisotropic and varying properties of light, heat, etc. of the stars which they could see.
Pertaining to the aorta and the fibrous ring of the heart at the aortic orifice.
anoetic (adjective), more anoetic, most anoetic
A reference to the lack of any ability to concentrate: Due to severe worries about repaying his university loan, Lamont realized that he was experiencing an anoetic condition and could not focus on his studies.
anomic (adjective), more anomic, most anomic
1. A descriptive term for an anxious awareness that the prevailing beliefs of society have little or no personal relevance to one's living existence or condition: Hank seemed to have an anomic view of society, that none of its standards or values made any difference in his life.
2. Characteristic of a condition of society characterized by the relative absence of humane behaviors or moral standards: After the revolution, the country was going through an anomic phase when the prevailing attitude was one of immorality and lawlessness.
1. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa.
2. Suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin; anorectic.
3. Characterized by severe economy of style and expression.
1. Promoting or causing anorexia.
2. Causing anorexia, or loss of appetite; such as, with an anorexigenic drug.
anorthographic (adjective), more anorthographic, most anorthographic
1. A descriptive term for the loss of the ability to write correctly: Dr. McMahon, the professor, presented examples of anorthographic spelling by combining letters that did not represent the sounds which follow the accepted rules or forms of normal words.
2. A reference to creative or imaginative spelling, in variance with the accepted rules for spelling: The local author was noted for her anorthographic approach to forming words with letter combinations that did not go along with the principles underlying accepted usage.
anosmatic (adjective), more anosmatic, most anosmatic
Related to the absence of the sense of smell: "Anosmatic conditions may be the result of blocked nasal passages caused by years of sinus problems, or a bad attack of influenza, or other infections may be the cause; such as, severe allergies, asthma, head injuries, or congenital abnormalities have all led to a loss of smell."

"Some whales are said to be anosmatic because they lack olfactory organs."

anosmic (adjective), more anosmic, most anosmic
A reference to the loss or absence of the sense of smell: "Anosmic reactions may be for all odorants or only partial for certain smells, or specific to one or more odors."

"Recent medical studies indicate that anosmic sensory loss is often the first sensory loss directly related to Alzheimer's disease."

Strengthening or invigorating.
antatrophic (adjective)
1. Preventing or curing the failure of an organ or part to grow or to develop.
2. An agent that promotes the restoration of withered, or shriveled body structures.
anthozoic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to the Anthozoa: For her term paper, Susan wanted to find more information about anthozoic invertebrates including their habitats, kinds, and characteristics.