(A*nom`a*lis"tic*al*ly), adv. With irregularity.
(A*nom`a*lo*flo"rous) a. [L. anomalus irregular + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Having
(A*nom"a*lous) a. [L. anomalus, Gr. uneven, irregular; 'an priv. + even, same. See Same,
and cf. Abnormal.] Deviating from a general rule, method, or analogy; abnormal; irregular; as, an anomalous
(A*nom"a*lous*ly), adv. In an anomalous manner.
(A*nom"a*lous*ness), n. Quality of being anomalous.
(A*nom"a*ly) n.; pl. Anomalies [L. anomalia, Gr. . See Anomalous.]
1. Deviation from the common rule; an irregularity; anything anomalous.
We are enabled to unite into a consistent whole the various anomalies and contending principles that
are found in the minds and affairs of men.
As Professor Owen has remarked, there is no greater anomaly in nature than a bird that can not fly.
2. (Astron.) (a) The angular distance of a planet from its perihelion, as seen from the sun. This is the
true anomaly. The eccentric anomaly is a corresponding angle at the center of the elliptic orbit of the
planet. The mean anomaly is what the anomaly would be if the planet's angular motion were uniform.
(b) The angle measuring apparent irregularities in the motion of a planet.
3. (Nat. Hist.) Any deviation from the essential characteristics of a specific type.
(||A*no"mi*a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. irregular; 'a priv. + no'mos law.] (Zoöl.) A genus of bivalve shells,
allied to the oyster, so called from their unequal valves, of which the lower is perforated for attachment.
(An`o*moph"yl*lous) a. [Gr. irregular + leaf.] (Bot.) Having leaves irregularly placed.
(||An`o*mu"ra ||An`o*mou"ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lawless + tail.] (Zoöl.) A group of decapod
Crustacea, of which the hermit crab in an example.
(An`o*mu"ral An`o*mu"ran) a. Irregular in the character of the tail or abdomen; as, the anomural
crustaceans. [Written also anomoural, anomouran.]
(An`o*mu"ran), n. (Zoöl.) One of the Anomura.
(An"o*my) n. [Gr. . See Anomia.] Disregard or violation of law. [R.] Glanvill.
(A*non") adv. [OE. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one fr. AS. on in + an one. See On and One.]
1. Straightway; at once. [Obs.]
The same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it.
Matt. xiii. 20.