referring back to or substituting for a preceding word or group of words:
of or relating to anaphorism
1914, coined by Danish linguist Otto Jespersen (1860-1943) in the grammatical sense; see anaphora + -ic. In the sentence, “Here are some apples; take one,” the one is anaphoric.
diminished sexual desire. anaphrodisia an·aph·ro·dis·i·a (ān-āf’rə-dĭz’ē-ə, -dĭzh’ə) n. A decline or absence of sexual desire.
capable of diminishing sexual desire. an anaphrodisiac agent. Historical Examples Without doubt it exerts an anaphrodisiac action, on account of which the illustrious Linnæus called it the “drink of eunuchs.” The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera In Concan the juice of the leaves is given mixed with food to animals […]
- Anaphylactic antibody
anaphylactic antibody anaphylactic antibody n. See cytotropic antibody.
exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous exposure to it. Historical Examples The histone was so toxic that its anaphylactic properties could not be studied. The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb Idiosyncrasy to cow’s milk which is observed sometimes in infants is an anaphylactic phenomenon. Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan The […]