(An`a*camp"tic*al*ly) adv. By reflection; as, echoes are sound produced anacamptically.
1. The science of reflected light, now called catoptrics.
2. The science of reflected sounds.
(||An`a*can"thi*ni An"a*canths) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'an priv. + thorny, fr. thorn.] (Zoöl.) A
group of teleostean fishes destitute of spiny fin-rays, as the cod.
(An`a*can"thous) a. Spineless, as certain fishes.
(An`a*car"di*a"ceous) a. (Bot.) Belonging to, or resembling, a family, or order, of
plants of which the cashew tree is the type, and the species of sumac are well known examples.
(An`a*car"dic) a. Pertaining to, or derived from, the cashew nut; as, anacardic acid.
(||An`a*car"di*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. similar to + heart; the fruit of this plant being thought
to resemble the heart of a bird.] (Bot.) A genus of plants including the cashew tree. See Cashew.
(An`a*ca*thar"tic) a. [Gr. fr. to cleanse upward, i. e., by vomiting; + . See Cathartic.]
(Med.) Producing vomiting or expectoration. n. An anacathartic medicine; an expectorant or an emetic.
(||An*ach"a*ris) n. [NL., fr. Gr. up + grace.] (Bot.) A fresh-water weed of the frog's-bit family
native to America. Transferred to England it became an obstruction to navigation. Called also waterweed
and water thyme.
(An*ach"o*ret) n. Anachoretical
(An*ach`o*ret"ic*al) a. See Anchoret, Anchoretic. [Obs.]
(An*ach"o*rism) n. [Gr. + place.] An error in regard to the place of an event or a thing; a
referring something to a wrong place. [R.]
(An`a*chron"ic An`a*chron"ic*al) a. Characterized by, or involving, anachronism; anachronistic.
(An*ach"ro*nism) n. [Gr. fr. to refer to a wrong time, to confound times; + time: cf. F. anachronisme.]
A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in chronology by which events are misplaced in regard
to each other, esp. one by which an event is placed too early; falsification of chronological relation.
(An*ach`ro*nis"tic) a. Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism. T. Warton.
(An*ach"ro*nize) v. t. To refer to, or put into, a wrong time. [R.] Lowell.
(An*ach"ro*nous) a. Containing an anachronism; anachronistic. An*ach"ro*nous*ly,
(An`a*clas"tic) a. [Gr. to bend back and break; to reflect (light); + to break.]
1. (Opt.) Produced by the refraction of light, as seen through water; as, anaclastic curves.
2. Springing back, as the bottom of an anaclastic glass.
Anaclastic glass, a glass or phial, shaped like an inverted funnel, and with a very thin convex bottom.
By sucking out a little air, the bottom springs into a concave form with a smart crack; and by breathing or
blowing gently into the orifice, the bottom, with a like noise, springs into its former convex form.