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ana1

[an-uh, ah-nuh] /ˈæn ə, ˈɑ nə/
noun
1.
a collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject, person, place, or thing.
2.
an item in such a collection, as an anecdote, a memorable saying, etc.
Origin of ana1
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; independent use of -ana
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ana1

/ˈeɪnə; ˈɑːnə/
adverb
1.
(pharmacol, obsolete) (of ingredients in a prescription) in equal quantities aa
Word Origin
C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: of every one similarly

ana2

/ˈɑːnə/
noun
1.
a collection of reminiscences, sketches, etc, of or about a person or place
2.
an item of or for such a collection
Word Origin
C18: independent use of -ana

Ana

/ˈænə/
noun
1.
  1. a name for anorexia, esp when used as a personification of the disease by its sufferers
  2. a person who identifies himself or herself as an anorexic
adjective
2.
anorexic
Word Origin
C21: a play on the word anorexia and the girl's name Anna

ANA

abbreviation
1.
Article Number Association: (in Britain) an organization of manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers that provides a system (article numbering) by which a product is identified by a unique machine-readable number compatible with article-numbering systems used in other countries
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anas in Medicine

ana an·a (ān'ə)
adv.
Both in the same quantity; of each. Used to refer to ingredients in prescriptions.

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