a luminous, white spot occasionally appearing at the sun’s elevation but in the opposite part of the sky.
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
a faint halo sometimes seen in polar or high altitude regions around the shadow of an object cast onto a thick cloud bank or fog
a white spot occasionally appearing on the parhelic circle at the same height as and opposite to the sun
A bright white or colored spot appearing at times in the sky opposite the Sun. White anthelia are believed to form from light that is reflected off atmospheric ice crystals; colored anthelia are believed to form from light that is refracted by atmospheric ice crystals. Compare parhelion.
- Anterior labial vein
anterior labial vein anterior labial vein n. Any of the veins that pass from the labia majora to the external pudendal veins.
- Anterior labial nerve
anterior labial nerve anterior labial nerve n. Any of the branches of the ilioinguinal nerve distributed to the labia majora.
- Anterior jugular vein
anterior jugular vein anterior jugular vein n. A vein that arises below the chin from the veins draining the chin and lower lip, passes down the front of the neck superficially, and terminates in the external jugular vein at the lateral border of the anterior scalene muscle. Historical Examples The vein from the anterior pair […]
- Anterior interosseous nerve
anterior interosseous nerve anterior interosseous nerve n. A branch of the median nerve supplying the long flexor muscle of the thumb, part of the deep flexor muscle of the fingers and the quadrate pronator muscles.