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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.]


antinuclear antibody
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducksAnas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
bird genus - a genus of birds
Anatidae, family Anatidae - swimming birds having heavy short-legged bodies and bills with a horny tip: swans; geese; ducks
Anas platyrhynchos, mallard - wild dabbling duck from which domestic ducks are descended; widely distributed
Anas rubripes, black duck - a dusky duck of northeastern United States and Canada
teal - any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of Europe and America
Anas penelope, widgeon, wigeon - freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
Anas clypeata, shoveler, shoveller, broadbill - freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
Anas acuta, pintail, pin-tailed duck - long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers
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But all the while the Morisco Christian was telling her strange story, an elderly pilgrim, who had come on board of the galley at the same time as the viceroy, kept his eyes fixed upon her; and the instant she ceased speaking he threw himself at her feet, and embracing them said in a voice broken by sobs and sighs, "O Ana Felix, my unhappy daughter, I am thy father Ricote, come back to look for thee, unable to live without thee, my soul that thou art
She is Ana Felix, surnamed Ricote, celebrated as much for her own beauty as for my wealth.
I know Ricote well," said Sancho at this, "and I know too that what he says about Ana Felix being his daughter is true; but as to those other particulars about going and coming, and having good or bad intentions, I say nothing.
While all present stood amazed at this strange occurrence the general said, "At any rate your tears will not allow me to keep my oath; live, fair Ana Felix, all the years that heaven has allotted you; but these rash insolent fellows must pay the penalty of the crime they have committed;" and with that he gave orders to have the two Turks who had killed his two soldiers hanged at once at the yard-arm.
ANA-Vermont's delegation, Meredith Roberts, PhD, MSN, RN, ANA-Vermont President, Caroline Tassey, MSN, ARNP, ANA-Vermont ANA Membership Assembly Representative, and Christine Ryan, RN, MSA, ANA-Vermont Executive Director/Government Affairs had the opportunity to meet with Congressman Peter Welch and staff representing Vermont's political leadership.
Writers have long described the nerve-wracking aspects of the Santa Anas.
Based on the correlation between asbestos-related disease and ANA levels, the results suggest that asbestos is an agent of systemic autoimmunity and that autoimmune responses may play a role in the progression of asbestos-related diseases, according to the authors.
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) methods that allow detection of individual disease-specific ANAs have recently been developed by use of antigens extracted from HEp-2 cells and/or specific purified or recombinant antigens (6, 7).