a Basket Maker-Pueblo culture of the plateau region of northern Arizona and New Mexico and of southern Utah and Colorado, dating probably from a.d. 100 to 1300.
a member of the people producing this culture.
of, relating to, or characteristic of this culture or its people:
the Anasazi communities.
Name applied by their Navajo neighbors to modern Pueblo peoples of the U.S. southwest, and to various landscape features associated with them, from Navajo anaasazi “ancestors of the enemies.” Said to first have been applied to the ancient Pueblo ruins of southwestern United States in the Mesa Verde region c.1889 by rancher and trader Richard Wetherill, who began exploration of the sites in the area; established in archaeological terminology 1927.
- Anasazi bean
noun an heirloom dried bean that is red and white and sweet-tasting Examples The anasazi bean is sweet and reputedly causes less flatulence and is widely used in southwestern recipes like chili, soups, and for refried beans. Word Origin Named after the Anasazi cliff dwelling people of the desert Southwest; settlers found the bean in […]
any member of an extinct order, Anaspida, of small, freshwater jawless fishes of the Silurian and Devonian periods, characterized by a single nostril, narrow rows of scales, and, usually, an armor-plated head.
anaphylatoxin anaphylatoxin an·a·phyl·a·tox·in or an·a·phyl·o·tox·in (ān’ə-fĭl’ə-tŏk’sĭn) n. A substance that may cause the release of histamine and other compounds that cause hypersensitivity, thus triggering some or all of the symptoms of anaphylaxis.
- Anaphylactoid shock
anaphylactoid shock anaphylactoid shock n. A reaction similar to anaphylactic shock but not requiring the incubation period characteristic of induced sensitivity and unrelated to antibody-antigen reactions.