ana

adverb
\ ˈa-nə How to pronounce ana (audio) \

Definition of ana

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: of each an equal quantity used in writing prescriptions

ana

noun
\ ˈa-nə How to pronounce ana (audio) , ˈä-, ˈā- How to pronounce ana (audio) \
plural ana or anas

Definition of ana (Entry 2 of 5)

1 : a collection of the memorable sayings of a person
2 : a collection of anecdotes or interesting information about a person or a place

Definition of ANA (Entry 3 of 5)

American Nurses Association

ana-

prefix
variants: or an-

Definition of ana- (Entry 4 of 5)

1 : up : upward anabolism
2 : back : backward anatropous
variants: or -iana

Definition of -ana (Entry 5 of 5)

: collected items of information especially anecdotal or bibliographical concerning Americana

First Known Use of ana

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ana

Adverb

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, at the rate of, literally, up

Noun

-ana

Prefix

Latin, from Greek, up, back, again, from ana up — more at on

Plural noun suffix

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of -anus -an & -ianus -ian

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ana

adverb
\ ˈan-ə How to pronounce ana (audio) \

Medical Definition of ana

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of each an equal quantity used in writing prescriptions

Medical Definition of ANA (Entry 2 of 2)

1 American Nurses Association
2 antinuclear antibodies; antinuclear antibody

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