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Aniso Words: “aniseikonia” to “anisotropy”

aniso-, anis- (Greek: unequal; by extension: unsymmetrical, uneven; dissimilar, unlike)

A combination of an- (Greek), “negative”, “no”, or “not”; plus iso-, “equal” resulting in “unequal” or “not equal”.

A formative of technical terms, in many cases merely the negative of corresponding terms in iso-.

aniseikonia, aniseikonic:
A defect of vision marked by the presence of unequal images in each eye.
Differences in blood pressure in different parts of the cardiovascular system.
Referring to a flower whose number of carpels is different from the number of stamens, petals, and sepals.
The unequal distribution of hemoglobin in the red blood cells, such that the periphery is pigmented and the central region is virtually colorless, as observed in films of blood from persons with certain forms of anemia caused by deficiency of iron; normal red blood cells show mild anisochromasia because of their biconcave shape.
anisochromia, anisochromatic:
Not uniformly of one color.
A condition in which the two pupils of the eyes are not of equal size.
Considerable variation in the size of cells that are normally uniform, especially with reference to red blood cells.
anisodactyly, anisodactylous:
1. Unequal length in corresponding fingers or toes; especially, referring to birds with three toes forward and one backward.
2. Possessing corresponding digits of unequal length on either side of the body.
3. Having unequal toes.
Pertaining to crystals or compounds in which the ionic bonds are unequal in strength.
Having differentiated or unequal teeth; heterodont.
Fusion of two gametes unequal in size or form; fertilization as distinguished from isogamy or conjugation.
1. Having jaws of unequal size, the upper being wider than the lower.
2. Having teeth in upper and lower jaws that are not the same.
Unequal enlargement of the male breast; unilateral gynecomastia in the male.
Having the carpels not equal in number to the sepals.
Variation in size of nuclei, greater than the normal range for a tissue.
A condition in which the breasts are markedly unequal in size.
anisomelia, anisomeres:
A condition of inequality between two paired limbs or in which paired limbs are noticeably unequal.
Of unequal measurement, consisting of unequal or nonsymmetrical parts.
Not having equal, or the same number of, parts, unsymmetrical; especially, in botany, having unequal numbers of parts in different whorls.
Of unequal measurement.
anisometropia, anisometropic:
1. A difference in the refractive power of the two eyes.
2. Having eyes of unequal refractive power.
Differing in shape, size, or structure.
A difference in refractive error between the two eyes, both of which are myopic.
With unequal petals.
anisophylly, anisophyllous:
With unequal leaves; having leaves of two or more shapes and sizes, as in some conifers and aquatic plants.
A difference in vision between the two eyes.
Unequal arterial blood pressure on the two sides of the body.
With an odd number of chromosome sets in somatic cells.
Unequally webbed, with reference to feathers.
anisopteran, anisopterous:
1. Having unequal wings; especially, in botany of fruit, flowers, seeds, etc.
2. Belonging to or pertaining to the suborder Anisoptera, including dragonflies.
An irregularity of the heart in which there is a lack of coordination between atrial and ventricular activity.
Irregular action of the heart, or absence of synchronism in the rate of atria and ventricles.
Difference in volume, force, or time of the pulse in the corresponding arteries on two sides of the body, e.g., the two radials, or femorals.
A dimorphic spore, the sexes differing in size.
Referring to a flower whose number of stamens is different from the number of carpels, petals, and sepals.
Of unequal strength; denoting two muscles or groups of muscles that are either paired or are antagonists.
Not having equal tension; having unequal osmotic pressure.
1. Not having properties that are the same in all directions.
2. Showing different properties as to velocity of light transmission, conductivity of heat or electricity, compressibility, and so on, in different directions.
1. The departure of cosmic microwave radiation from equal intensity in all direcions.
2. The property of a plant that assumes a certain position in response to an external stimulus.
3. The condition of having unequal responses to external stimuli.