Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Upward; up: anabolism.
  • Backward; back: anaplasia.
  • Again; anew: anaphylaxis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • up
  • on
  • again
  • apiece

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A prefix in words from the Greek, denoting up, upward, throughout, backward, back, again, anew.

Etymologies

Greek, from ana, up; see an- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek prefix ἀνα- (ana-), from ἀνά (ana, "on, up, above, throughout") (Wiktionary)

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