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  • Anunnaki

    various unnamed Sumerian deities who constituted the divine assembly presided over by An and Enlil and of whom seven were judges in the afterworld. Historical Examples At an earlier period five represented a numerical magnitude, and hence the Anunnaki are at times regarded as a group of five. The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria Morris […]

  • Anuradhapura

    a city in N central Sri Lanka: ruins of ancient Buddhist temples. Historical Examples Hence when the court moved from Anuradhapura to Pollunaruwa it was installed in the new capital. Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot Bintenne, which gives its name to the district, transcends Anuradhapura in antiquity. The […]

  • Anuran

    any amphibian of the order Anura, comprising the frogs and toads. belonging or pertaining to the Anura. Historical Examples Studies of chromosomes of some anuran amphibians (Hylidae and Centrolenidae). Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group William E. Duellman The characters used in the systematic study of the frogs in this group are those […]

  • Anuresis

    retention of urine in the bladder. noun (pathol) inability to urinate even though urine is formed by the kidneys and retained in the urinary bladder Compare anuria anuresis an·u·re·sis (ān’yə-rē’sĭs) n. The inability to pass urine. an’u·ret’ic (-rět’ĭk) adj.

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