Anthophore to Anticipate

(An"tho*phore) n. [Gr. bearing flowers; 'a`nqos flower + bearing, to bear.] (Bot.) The stipe when developed into an internode between calyx and corolla, as in the Pink family. Gray.

(An*thoph"o*rous) a. Flower bearing; supporting the flower.

(An*thoph"yl*lite) n. [NL. anthophyllum clove.] A mineral of the hornblende group, of a yellowish gray or clove brown color.An`tho*phyl*lit"ic a.

(An"tho*rism) n. [Gr. + to bound, define.] (Rhet.) A description or definition contrary to that which is given by the adverse party. [R.]

(An"tho*tax`y) n. [Gr. 'a`nqos flower + order.] (Bot.) The arrangement of flowers in a cluster; the science of the relative position of flowers; inflorescence.

(||An`tho*zo"a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'a`nqos flower + animal.] (Zoöl.) The class of the Cœlenterata which includes the corals and sea anemones. The three principal groups or orders are Acyonaria, Actinaria, and Madreporaria.

(An`tho*zo"an) a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Anthozoa.n. One of the Anthozoa.

(An"tho*zo"ic) a. Of or pertaining to the Anthozoa.

(An"thra*cene) n. (Chem.) A solid hydrocarbon, C6H4.C2H2. C6H4, which accompanies naphthalene in the last stages of the distillation of coal tar. Its chief use is in the artificial production of alizarin. [Written also anthracin.]

(An*thrac"ic) a. Of or relating to anthrax; as, anthracic blood.

(An`thra*cif"er*ous) a. [Gr. coal + -ferous.] (Min.) Yielding anthracite; as, anthraciferous strata.

(An"thra*cite) n. [L. anthracites a kind of bloodstone; fr. Gr. like coals, fr. coal or charcoal. Cf. Anthrax.] A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal.

(An"thra*cit"ic) a. Of, pertaining to, or like, anthracite; as, anthracitic formations.

(An"thra*coid) a. [Anthrax + - oid.] (Biol.) Resembling anthrax in action; of the nature of anthrax; as, an anthracoid microbe.

(An"thra*co*man`cy) n. [Gr. coal + -mancy.] Divination by inspecting a burning coal.

(An`thra*com"e*ter) n. [Gr. coal, carbon + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the amount of carbonic acid in a mixture.

(An`thra*co*met"ric) a. Of or pertaining to an anthracometer.

(An*thrac"o*nite) n. [See Anthracite.] (Min.) A coal-black marble, usually emitting a fetid smell when rubbed; — called also stinkstone and swinestone.

(An`thra*qui"none) n. [Anthracene + quinone.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon, C6H4.C2O2. C6H4, subliming in shining yellow needles. It is obtained by oxidation of anthracene.

(An"thrax) n. [L., fr. Gr. coal, carbuncle.]

1. (Med.) (a) A carbuncle. (b) A malignant pustule.

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