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antinuclear antibody

an·a 1

 (ăn′ə, ä′nə)
n. pl. ana or an·as
1. A collection of various materials that reflect the character of a person or place: definitive ana of the early American West.
2. An item in such a collection.

[From New Latin -āna, as in titles of such collections; see -ana.]

an·a 2

Both in the same quantity; of each. Used to refer to ingredients in prescriptions.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, at the rate of; see an- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈeɪnə; ˈɑːnə)
(Pharmacology) pharmacol obsolete (of ingredients in a prescription) in equal quantities. Abbreviation: aa
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: of every one similarly]


1. a collection of reminiscences, sketches, etc, of or about a person or place
2. an item of or for such a collection
[C18: independent use of -ana]


a. a name for anorexia, esp when used as a personification of the disease by its sufferers
b. a person who identifies himself or herself as an anorexic
(Sociology) anorexic
[C21: a play on the word anorexia and the girl's name Anna]


abbreviation for
(Commerce) Article Number Association: (in Britain) an organization of manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers that provides a system (article numbering) by which a product is identified by a unique machine-readable number compatible with article-numbering systems used in other countries


(ˈæn ə, ˈɑ nə)

1. a collection of miscellaneous information about a subject, person, place, or thing.
2. an item in such a collection, as an anecdote.
[1720–30; independent use of -ana]


a prefix occurring orig. in verbs and verbal derivatives borrowed from Greek, usu. denoting upward or backward motion ( anadromous), completion ( analysis; anatomy), or repetition (anamorphosis).
Also, before a vowel, an-.
[< Greek, comb. form of aná]


or -iana

a suffix that forms collective nouns denoting an assembly of items representative of or associated with the place, person, or period named by the stem: Americana; Shakespeareana; Victoriana.
[< Latin, neuter pl. of -ānus -an1]


or A.N.A.,

1. American Newspaper Association.
2. American Nurses Association.
3. Association of National Advertisers.


a collection of memoirs, anecdotes, etc.; a miscellany.
See also: Collections and Collecting


 a collection of the sayings of a person, 1727; literary gossip.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ana - mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
2.ANA - a collection of anecdotes about a person or placeana - a collection of anecdotes about a person or place
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole


[ˌeɪɛnˈeɪ] n abbr
(=American Newspaper Association)
(=American Nurses Association)anabolic steroid [ˌænəˌbɒlɪkˈstɛrɔɪd] nstéroïde m anabolisant


abbr antinuclear antibody. V. antibody.
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