Words That Start With Ana: Examples and Meanings

In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive list of words that start with “ana.

  1. Anagram: A word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another.
  2. Analogy: A comparison between two things for the purpose of explanation.
  3. Analysis: Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something.
  4. Anaconda: A large, non-venomous snake found in tropical South America.
  5. Anagrammatic: Pertaining to or containing an anagram.
  6. Anaphora: Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses.
  7. Anaphylaxis: Severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  8. Anatomic: Related to the structure of an organism.
  9. Analytics: Systematic computational analysis of data or statistics.
  10. Anarchism: Belief in the abolition of all government and the organization of society on a voluntary, cooperative basis.
  11. Anathema: Something or someone that is greatly detested.
  12. Anatomy: The branch of science concerned with the bodily structure of organisms.
  13. Anaerobic: Occurring in the absence of oxygen.
  14. Anatolian: Pertaining to Anatolia or its inhabitants.
  15. Anaglyph: A stereoscopic photograph with two images superimposed in different colors, usually red and green or cyan, creating a 3D effect.
  16. Anagrammatize: To make an anagram from a word, phrase, or sentence.
  17. Anachronism: A thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists.
  18. Anaphase: The stage of mitosis and meiosis when chromosomes separate.
  19. Anabaptist: A member of a Protestant sect advocating for adult baptism.
  20. Anathema: A formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.
  21. Anabolism: The synthesis of complex molecules from simpler ones in living organisms.
  22. Anasazi: A member of an ancient Native American culture flourishing in the southwestern United States.
  23. Anasarcous: Pertaining to or characterized by severe generalized edema.
  24. Anaerobe: An organism, especially a bacterium, that does not require oxygen for growth.
  25. Analytical: Relating to or using analysis or logical reasoning.
  26. Analytically: In an analytical manner.
  27. Anaesthesia: Loss of sensation and awareness, usually artificially induced before surgeries.
  28. Analeptic: A drug that stimulates the central nervous system.
  29. Anapestic: A metrical foot in poetry consisting of two short or unstressed syllables followed by one long or stressed syllable.
  30. Anagrammer: A person who creates or enjoys creating anagrams.
  31. Anakim: A race of giants mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.
  32. Anapsid: A reptile of a subclass characterized by skulls without temporal openings.
  33. Anatomic: Relating to the physical structure of an organism.
  34. Analogize: To make a comparison of similarities.
  35. Anaform: An analytic form that conveys a condensed expression.
  36. Anaclisis: Emotional dependency on another person.
  37. Anagaea: Ancient term referring to the globe as the inhabited earth.
  38. Anaclitic: Relating to dependency on others for emotional support.
  39. Anacamptis: A genus of orchids.
  40. Anableps: A genus of fish known as four-eyed fish.
  41. Anagoge: A mystical or spiritual interpretation of a word or passage.
  42. Anaglyptograph: A device for producing raised impressions from engravings.
  43. Anallobar: A region of lower barometric pressure.
  44. Anarthrous: Lacking joints or distinct segments.
  45. Anastigmat: A lens system free from astigmatism.
  46. Anacrisis: A preliminary examination in law.
  47. Anachronic: Chronologically misplaced.
  48. Anagrammatism: The practice of creating anagrams.
  49. Anaphoric: Relating to or using anaphora.
  50. Anathreon: A secondary form of an anagram.
  51. Anabolism: The constructive part of metabolism.
  52. Anasazi: Ancient Native American culture.
  53. Anableps: A fish that can see above and below water simultaneously.
  54. Anatag–Greek- A tale or a story.
  55. Anari: Type of white cheese from Cyprus.
  56. Anafranil: A medication used to treat OCD.
  57. Anacreontic: Pertaining to the poetry of Anacreon, usually celebrating love and wine.
  58. Anacampserote: A plant supposedly useful in bringing back lost loves.
  59. Anaclitic: Need for another person as the basis for emotional sustenance.
  60. Anastomosis: Connection between two tubular organs.
  61. Anandas: Plural of “ananda,” meaning bliss in Sanskrit.
  62. Anarchy: A state of society without government or law.
  63. Anaglyphic: Relating to an anaglyph.
  64. Ananke: Inevitability or necessity; often personified as a deity.
  65. Anablepidae: A family of fishes including the four-eyed fishes.
  66. Anachronous: Out of its proper chronological place.
  67. Anatergo: Backwards-going (rarely used).
  68. Anapestic: Pertaining to a metrical foot in poetry with two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable.
  69. Anamnestic: Relating to or denoting a patient’s account of a medical history.
  70. Ananias: The Greek form of Hananiah, the name of several characters in the Bible.
  71. Anaplasty: Surgical repair or reconstruction of a part of the body.
  72. Anasazi: Ancestral Puebloan people.
  73. Anarrhinum: A genus of plants in the family Scrophulariaceae.
  74. Ananagram: A-likely-coined word, meaning not an anagram.
  75. Anagoge: An elevation or ascension.
  76. Anabiosis: Revived life; reanimation.
  77. Anabaptism: A Christian movement of radical reformers.
  78. Analogous: Similar or comparable in certain respects.
  79. Anaerobiosis: Life sustained in the absence of air.
  80. Analysand: A person undergoing psychoanalysis.
  81. Anapest: A metrical foot in poetry with three syllables, where the first two are short and unstressed followed by one long and stressed.
  82. Anacruses: The weak syllable at the beginning of a line of poetry.
  83. Anaptomorphus: An extinct genus of primates.
  84. Anamniotes: Animals that lay eggs without the amniotic sac.
  85. Anastrophe: Inversion of the usual order of words.
  86. Anarthrias: Plural for inability to articulate words.
  87. Anarchist: A person who believes in or tries to bring about anarchy.
  88. Anathemas: Plural for something or someone detested or loathed.
  89. Analects: A collection of literary fragments.
  90. Anarchic: Without order or control.
  91. Anahita: An ancient deity worshipped in various forms.
  92. Anatolian: Pertaining to Anatolia or its inhabitants.
  93. Anarthrous: Lacking a joint or not articulated.
  94. Analphabetic: Illiterate or unable to read.
  95. Anangram: A misspelling or incorrect form of anagram.
  96. Anabiosis: A temporary state of suspended animation.
  97. Anaerobes: Organisms that grow in the absence of oxygen.
  98. Anagrams: Words formed by rearranging letters.
  99. Anaglyphs: Stereoscopic images in contrasting colors.
  100. Anaesthesias: Plural of loss of sensation.

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