(An"te*fix`) n.; pl. E. Antefixes ; L. Antefixa [L. ante + fixus fixed.] (Arch.) (a) An ornament
fixed upon a frieze. (b) An ornament at the eaves, concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof. (c)
An ornament of the cymatium of a classic cornice, sometimes pierced for the escape of water.
(An`te*flex"ion) n. (Med.) A displacement forward of an organ, esp. the uterus, in such
manner that its axis is bent upon itself. T. G. Thomas.
(Ant" egg`) One of the small white egg-shaped pupæ or cocoons of the ant, often seen in or about
ant-hills, and popularly supposed to be eggs.
(An"te*lope) n. [OF. antelop, F. antilope, from Gr. 'anqo`lops, -lopos, Eustathius, "Hexaëm.," p.
36, the origin of which is unknown.] (Zoöl.) One of a group of ruminant quadrupeds, intermediate between
the deer and the goat. The horns are usually annulated, or ringed. There are many species in Africa
The antelope and wolf both fierce and fell.
The common or bezoar antelope of India is Antilope bezoartica. The chamois of the Alps, the gazelle,
the addax, and the eland are other species. See Gazelle. The pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra Americana)
is found in the Rocky Mountains. See Pronghorn.
(An`te*lu"can) a. [L. antelucanus; ante + lux light.] Held or being before light; a word
applied to assemblies of Christians, in ancient times of persecution, held before light in the morning.
"Antelucan worship." De Quincey.
(An`te*me*rid"i*an) a. [L. antemeridianus; ante + meridianus belonging to midday or
noon. See Meridian.] Being before noon; in or pertaining to the forenoon. (Abbrev. a. m.)
(Ant`e*met"ic) a. [Pref. anti- + emetic.] (Med.) Tending to check vomiting. n. A remedy
to check or allay vomiting.
(An`te*mo*sa"ic) a. Being before the time of Moses.
(An`te*mun"dane) a. Being or occurring before the creation of the world. Young.
(An`te*mu"ral) n. [L. antemurale: ante + murus wall. See Mural.] An outwork of a strong,
high wall, with turrets, in front of the gateway (as of an old castle), for defending the entrance.
(An`te*na"tal) a. Before birth. Shelley.
(An`te*ni"cene) a. [L.] Of or in the Christian church or era, anterior to the first council of
Nice, held a. d. 325; as, antenicene faith.
(An*ten"na) n.; pl. Antennæ [L. antenna sail-yard; NL., a feeler, horn of an insect.] (Zoöl.) A
movable, articulated organ of sensation, attached to the heads of insects and Crustacea. There are
two in the former, and usually four in the latter. They are used as organs of touch, and in some species
of Crustacea the cavity of the ear is situated near the basal joint. In insects, they are popularly called
horns, and also feelers. The term in also applied to similar organs on the heads of other arthropods
and of annelids.
(An*ten"nal) a. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the antennæ. Owen.
(An`ten*nif"er*ous) a. [Antenna + -ferous.] (Zoöl.) Bearing or having antennæ.
(An*ten"ni*form) a. [Antenna + -form.] Shaped like antennæ.